My Take: By Gordon Lambie

By Gordon Lambie
My Take: By Gordon Lambie

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was the Liberal-NDP agreement

The idea that it’s somehow outrageous for two political parties to choose to work together says something pretty sad about what people expect from government these days.

Opposition parties play a very important role in making sure that whatever party is in power can’t just do whatever it likes. Ideally, they help to make sure that as many voices as possible are being heard in decision-making processes by holding the government accountable and keeping an eye out for perspectives that might fall through the cracks.

At times, though, it feels like we’re stuck in an endless performance of “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better).”

It remains to be seen just how well the agreement signed between the Liberals and the NDP works out for Canada, but for now it’s refreshing to see something that at least looks like cooperation on the political front.

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