We Tories know that rising dipper party is good for us. Hebert agrees. The rising dippers are a reflection of the total disaffection with iffy. This is another reason a coalition is not in the cards. I would like aan NDP led coalition, because I think that would be even easier to defeat. I support iffy as grit leader, I don't even miss dion anymore.
The two parties spent the 1988 campaign competing for the anti-free trade vote.
Their divisions facilitated the second Mulroney majority and helped usher in a fundamental change in Canada’s interaction with the United States.
But while the NDP came out of the 1988 vote with more seats than it had ever had, its score still left the party well short of second place. With Broadbent gone in retirement five years later, those gains were wiped out.
In 1993 the NDP did not even win back the dozen seats required to be officially recognized in the House of Commons.
It took more than a decade for the party to recover. Now, it seems that all is in place for a Liberal-NDP rematch along the 1988 battle lines.
On the heels of a stinging defeat in the last election, the Liberals are on the defensive from coast to coast to coast and going nowhere fast in Quebec and in most of Western Canada,
Like then-Liberal leader John Turner, Ignatieff is increasingly seen as a weak leader. To all intents and purposes, his party is stalled in voting intentions.