I would offer an alternative view to your editorial of May 4, which stated, “The Liberals will have to reinvent themselves without the aid of an ally like the Tories found in Reform.”
The Liberals, a centre-left party, can find an ally in the NDP, also a centre-left party which, under Jack Layton, no longer preaches doctrinaire socialism.
Put simply, the New Dems don’t scare people anymore. Without the vote-splitting evidenced in the recent election, a Liberal Democratic Party would pose a healthy challenge to Republican clone Stephen Harper and his nasty crew of attack advertisers.
The Liberals, whom I have supported for decades, are now done. It’s time they made history by joining with the NDP in a united centre-left party more in tune with the needs of a majority of Canadians.