Episode 3: Should the Greens and the NDP Merge?


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Matt and Jeremy plumb the depths of everyone's favourite cocktail party question: Should the Greens and the NDP merge into a single eco-social party, or at least organize some sort of electoral collaboration? It's a question frequently discussed in progressive circles, and it seems every year the CBC runs an article on the topic. The hosts welcome Ed Pullman (long-time NDP activist and campaigner) and Rita Fromholt (chair of the local Green Party chapter) to the show for a fun discussion on a serious topic. The panel ponders the idea at both the provincial and federal levels. What would the parties gain or lose? Would voters and party members see the value? And why is it that right-leaning parties seem to have fewer qualms about merging?

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