To the Editor,
Re: Mulcair latest target for PMO, Letters, April 6.
The federal NDP party is not united. The federal NDP won 59 seats in Quebec which is 57 per cent of the total of NDP seats won.
The Bloc had no chance of surviving in the last election so disgruntleds in Quebec decided to run under the NDP banner because of the popular Jack Layton. History is made and the NDP become the official opposition.
But wait a minute, the majority of seats was won in Quebec. These disgruntleds will eventually rebel and cross the floor to once again become the Bloc party, which was their total intention in the first place.
With crossing the floor, they will have 59 seats, plus four more current bloc MPs and will be the official opposition— putting the old NDP back to normal with 44 seats.
This present NDP opposition is not recognized by the other nine provinces. Brian Topp, if he was really thinking of becoming a member of parliament could have run in the by-election to fill Jack Layton’s seat. This was not done because he would only run for a federal seat if he was the NDP leader.
This would have saved the taxpayers of Canada mega dollars. He never had the intention.
Thomas Mulcair is a back east person and that is the way it will be. He will run the federal NDP party just like the Bloc party did.
Official opposition party for now with Quebec always first on the agenda.
The next federal election is not until 2015, but in the meantime, the official opposition party is the NDP. Come election time, the official opposition will be the reformed Bloc party.
You can’t have an official NDP opposition operating out of one province alone and Thomas Mulcair will have major problems down the road.