It seems I have yet another tough leadership choice coming ahead of me.
Joyce Murray, the BC MP who officially joined the leadership race today, has come out in favour of some sort of "co-operation" with the New Democrats and Greens.
People who've read this blog regularly should be aware by now that I'm not in favour of this concept. I think its a little premature to say that in order for this party to "win," we need to have some sort of silly run-off nomination with candidates of other parties. But I won't get into that here... just know that it isn't based in anything real. Nathan Cullen was wrong to think it, and so is any other candidate at this point. And look, we don't even have the guarantee of NDP support now. It'll be us and the Greens, w00t.
Anyways... I'll need to think this over, because I like everything else Joyce generally has to say. She seems like a strong candidate with a good head on her shoulders, a good record, and she's a western candidate, something I like.
But... I don't know if I can get past this co-operation thing. Its a big sticking point for me. I either need to be convinced of its viability, or convinced to see past it. I also need to see what other candidates say - Garneau, Coyne, Takach, Merner, McCrimmon, Hall Findlay, even Trudeau.