If there was an award for “Political Party in the Process of Losing its Way,” New Democrats would run away with the nominations.
They have a leader who has failed to impress and who they may or may not want to win his byelection for a seat in Parliament. The former leader is now a political analyst who seems to specialize in noting the failures of his successor. They hold power in two important provinces, but the respective premiers are virtually at war with one another. And the party’s standing going into this year’s election is, to say the least, unencouraging.