Trudeau Might Form A Liberal/NDP Coalition

but not with Thomas Mulcair as the leader:

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he would “maybe” be more open to the idea of forming a coalition with the NDP if Tom Mulcair was not running the party.

Asked on Tuesday whether having someone other than Mulcair as leader would change the dynamic in terms of a coalition between the two parties, Trudeau replied: “I don’t know….Honestly, I don’t want get into hypotheses. Maybe, but maybe not.

“There are no problems in terms of personality,” he told The Canadian Press in an interview from Oakville, Ont. “Mr. Mulcair is a veteran politician who has proven himself.

“His style is anchored in the old way of practising politics. Politics needs to be about rallying. And we have very different perspectives on how politics should be practised.”

Some recent polls have suggested the possibility of a minority government in Ottawa after this fall’s election.

Mulcair reiterated his openness last month to a possible coalition with the Liberals if it is necessary to topple Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!


  • Minicapt

    I think the Grits should explore a coalition with the surging Greens, before talking to the Dippers.


  • Millie_Woods

    I think he should get together with Jack Layton. Preferably before the election.

  • Ron MacDonald

    What Trudeau means by rallying is to expect more Occupy style protests should he become prime minister.

    • winniec

      ‘Rallying’ means implementing Sharia law in Canada under his watch.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Trudeau would want as a coalition partner someone with at his own level of intelligence.
    That will be hard for him to find.
    He does seem at ease with kindergarten children though.

    • winniec

      Justin has 30% approval rating versus Mulcair’s 31% rating. Justin would have to take orders from Mulcair.

      • Frau Katze

        Who would be the PM?

        • andycanuck

          The leader of the party with the most seats.

        • Minicapt

          Possibly still Mr Harper.


    • andycanuck

      He does seem at ease with kindergarten children though.
      That’s what Ben Levin said!

  • winniec

    Waffling Humpty Dumpty Justin sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty Justin had a great fall.
    (“Harper has reclaimed the lead, with 38 per cent support from respondents to the Ipsos poll conducted for Global News. Mulcair’s seven-point climb, meanwhile, puts him up at 31 per cent support, a small step in front of Trudeau who’s now sitting at 30 per cent.”)

    In a coalition, Justin would be Mulcair’s employee.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    There are no problems in terms of personality,
    But it was aliens.

  • Jay Currie

    The old way of doing politics… Really. Not content with the great hair young Justin is going to reinvent politics. Starting with open nominations… No really.

    Next up a unicorn in every pot.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The Green party would never accept a unicorn in every pot.
      Deal breaker that.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Mulcair’s openness to a Coalition is easy since Layton is gone and he knows he can’t get across the finish line without one.
    And Trudeau clearly thinks he’s got this one in the bag as returning to the Official Opposition.
    Ultimately this is a trial balloon for the likelihood that the Conservatives will attain at least a minority in the next election.
    I think they’ll get a majority anyway.

    • Brett_McS

      Uncertain times, wars and rumours of wars will tend to favour the existing government, especially one as steady as Harper’s.

  • Linda1000

    Pinocchio, Snow White and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day. As they walk, they come across a sign: “Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world.” “I am entering,” said Snow White. After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, “Well, how did you do?”
    ” First Place ,” said Snow White.
    They continue walking and they see a sign: “Contest for the strongest man in the world.” “I’m entering,” says Superman.
    After half an hour he returns and they ask him,
    “How did you make out?”
    ” First Place ,” answers Superman. “Did you ever doubt?”
    They continue walking when they see a sign: “Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?”
    Pinocchio says “this is mine.”
    Half an hour later, he returns with tears in his eyes.
    “What happened?” they asked. Who the hell is Justin Trudeau?” asked Pinocchio.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Justin Trudeau walks into a bar.
      The bartender says, ‘Justin Trudeau, we have a drink named after you.’
      Justin Trudeau says, ‘You have a drink named Histrionic Lying Douchebag With An Effeminate Heterosexual Speech Impediment?’

  • winniec

    Liberals can take comfort that Canadians thinking highly of Justin as a babysitter, dog walker, and choosing a great movie.

    ■Prefer to have babysit their children (44 per cent).
    ■Trust to look after their pet (40 per cent).
    ■ Choose the best movie to watch (53 per cent).

  • Alain

    I do seem to recall that they already tried this one before and it backfired.