And on the Left* there's another leadership campaign, except that probably 85% of Canadians don't know about it, in large part because the media doesn't seem all that interested. My vote, if I were a member, would be for Chuck Angus, but that's mostly because I'm a major fan of his old band, the Grievous Angels.
Still though, I thought I'd toss up some tweets from some of the other contenders:
Niki Ashton is probably too far left for the contemporary NDP, but hope springs eternal.
Apparently Atlantic Canada is the place to be for aspiring NDP leaders. Just avoid Barrington Street.
I'm guessing that the "bilingual" comment is a thinly veiled reference to Kevin O'Leary?
With the next federal election coming up just another couple of years I have to wonder what the next campaign season will bring us. Anyone care to guess?
(* The NDP of today steers clear of "controversial" positions, support Free Trade and Israel, and you would be hard pressed to find the word "union" on any of their campaign materials. They may be "left" of the Tories and Liberals, but many people don't see them as anything but centrist.)