So is there a Liberal-NDP deal in the Ontario election?

Last week the Ontario NDP and Liberals would not rule out a coalition government to defeat Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives. On Sunday, it was said that it was too early to talk coalition.

On Monday, Horwath said no but Wynne wouldn’t rule it out.

So what is the deal here?

The Ontario PCs pointed out in a news release that there is no nominated NDP candidate in Wynne’s riding of Don Valley West.

No NDP candidate in Wynne's riding of Don Valley West.

Meanwhile Horwath told reporters on Monday, “I am unequivocally saying I have no interest in partnering up with that party,” but she also said she would wait to see what the election results look like.

As for Wynne, she said she isn’t ready to say who she would or would not work with.

So what is it going to be?

In the last several elections, be it federal or provincial, every time that a conservative party threatens to win the two left wing parties start talking coalition. Either directly or through their media allies.

Can anyone actually claim the Liberals and NDP are all that different if they are constantly talking coalition?

In some parts of the country, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, the sane Liberals and Conservatives have joined forces to fight the NDP hordes. So strong is the NDP in those provinces that anyone opposed to socialism needs to unite to stop it.

Yet federally, and in provinces like Ontario, the fact of the matter is that the Liberals and NDP try to outdo each other in courting far left voters. Each party wants to give more of your money to other voters in order to win seats.

It is the old line about bread and circuses.

Keep the population distracted from the real problems at hand by giving them food and spectacle.

Personally, I don’t trust the NDP and the Liberals not to strike a coalition if Ford and the PCs fall short of a majority. I don’t know about you but I don’t like the idea of Premier Andrea Horwath backed by Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals.

As I have said before, I’ve seen this movie before and I didn’t like the ending.

 

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