In his quest for power and political relevance, NDP leader Jack Layton is refusing to rule out a coalition government with Stéphane Dion's Liberal Party if it's what it takes to stop Stephen Harper's Conservatives. The Toronto Star reports on thestar.com:
Blasting Harper on everything from the environmental damage in the Alberta tar sands to the war in Afghanistan, Layton said this morning it's time to move Canada in a different direction.
Asked on CTV's Canada AM if he would "entertain even the notion of entering into a coalition with the Liberals in order to get the Conservatives out of power," the New Democrat stressed he's never allowed partisanship to trump the greater public good.
The Elizabeth May of the Greens has already indicated that she wants Stéphane Dion as prime minister, now we have Jack Layton implying that he does too.
Funny old world: two of our five parties cheering for another party to form the government. Why don't they just disband their parties and join the Grits.