May 3, 2011

Bob Rae touted as new Liberal leader

CANADA - As Michael Ignatieff has resigned as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada its now up to one of his fellow party members (presumably one which actually got elected as a MP) to replace him.

At the top of the list is BOB RAE.

Bob Rae is the former premier of Ontario and has decades of experience in both provincial and federal politics. He has distinguished himself as an elder statesman. Plus he is Bilingual, which is pretty much a necessity.

At the age of 62 however Bob Rae has mused publicly about a merger with the NDP. This would actually be a good thing in our opinion. The Liberal Party is old, stuck to its traditions, too moderate, too centrist and too status quo. In a time when the world is changing around us Canadians need a party which is willing to evolve.

And if that means a merger with the NDP, its probably past due.

Other possible contenders are:

Dominic LeBlanc (never heard of him)

Justin Trudeau (39 years and still wet behind the ears)

David McGuinty (his brother is the current premier of Ontario, and none too popular)

Unless Jean Chretien suddenly comes out of retirement its basically a guarantee Bob Rae will be the next leader of the Liberal Party.

Which means it is likewise pretty much a guarantee we will see a merger of the NDP and the Liberals. So what will the name be...

The Liberal Democratic Party?

The Democratic Liberal Party?

The Democratic Party?

The New Liberal Party?

Evidently they will need to hold a party convention just to discuss the new name.

See The Canadian Political Spectrum.

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