The NDP can’t win a federal election

The recent NDP provincial government in Alberta has no effect whatsoever on the upcoming federal election.

As of today, the federal NDP holds 95 seats, in the federal legislature. One in the Northwest Territories, two in Newfoundland, three in Nova Scotia, one in New Brunswick, 54 in Quebec, 19 in Ontario, two in Manitoba, one in Alberta, and 12 in B.C.

Saskatchewan has zero federal NDP seats. What’s ironic here is that Saskatchewan was once home to the famous Tommy Douglas.

One hundred seventy seats are required to form a majority federal government. This is impossible for federal NDP to achieve. One reason for this is that the federal Conservatives hold 54 per cent of the federal vote in Alberta. There is no federal Wild Rose party, therefore Wild Rose voters will vote Conservative.

The recent NDP provincial government in Alberta has no effect whatsoever on the upcoming federal election.

Note that the NDP won this election only because of vote splitting between the Conservatives and the Wild Rose. The NDP had 40.57 per cent of the majority vote compared to 52.03 per cent of the majority vote for the combination of the Conservatives and Wild Rose.

Note that if there was no Wild Rose party, these votes would have gone to the Conservatives.

A second reason is that Gilles Duceppe has returned to the political arena as leader of the Bloc party in Quebec.

Presently Thomas Mulcair has 54 seats in Quebec, but this will change on election night, as the Bloc once again will be capturing a portion of those seats.

People who think that it is time for Thomas Mulcair to become the prime minister of Canada are living and dreaming in a fantasy world.

The facts listed above, prove once again on Oct. 19, federal election voting day, that the NDP cannot win the election as the federal government of Canada.

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan