Do you think there is hope for the NDP to be a dominant party ?
NDP is a Canadian political party.
- Vincent GLv 74 weeks ago
Not with their current platform and leadership.
There is a liberal-conservative polarisation on-going in Canadian policies, and since the NDP is seen as 'too radical and too leftist' for comfort by many, most people will bank on the Liberal party to hold the center against the right conservatives.
The surge of popularity of the NDP a decade ago was essentially due to very charismatic Jack Layton leadership, and the vote of nationalistic and separatist Québécois who assessed that their support of the Bloc was going nowhere against Stephen Harper. As such, it was only a temporary shift that did not last after Layton died.
- Tmess2Lv 74 weeks ago
Dominant is unlikely at least not in the near future. In the larger provinces, except for Saskatchewan, the NDP trails both the Liberals and the Conservatives.
While 2015 and 2019 were disappointing years for the NDP. even in their best years, they were not really in a position to win a majority. And the number of places in which they are really in contention to win seats with a slight swing from the Greens and Liberals is not that large. In short, I can see a situation in which the NDP substantially closes the gap with the Liberals and Conservatives that would allow the NDP to eke out being the lead party in a very fractured parliament. But I can't see one in which the NDP has a working majority.