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Episode #36 - How the Liberal-NDP agreement could change everything

Aaron Wherry is back to help me unpack the Liberal and NDP arrangement.

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Hosted by Éric Grenier, The Writ podcast explores the world of elections and politics in Canada.
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It’s not always easy to recognize when something big is happening — something that could be remembered for a long time as a turning point.

Could the Liberal and NDP confidence and supply agreement be that kind of turning point?

Since 2004, Canadians have elected minority governments in five of seven federal elections and we’ve had majority government for only eight of the last 18 years. If minority governments have become the rule rather than the exception, the way we do politics in Canada might have to change.

This agreement between the Liberals and the NDP could be the first try at that — or it could turn out to be a complete mess. Whatever happens, it will have huge implications not only for the future of the Liberals and the NDP (and their leaders), but potentially for the Conservatives, too.

With so much to unpack, on this week’s episode of The Writ Podcast I’m joined again by the CBC’s Aaron Wherry. You can read his recent analysis on the Liberal and NDP agreement here.

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