My Take: By Matthew McCully

By Matthew McCully
My Take: By Matthew McCully

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

I wish political parties were willing to band together for more than just self-preservation.

I’m sure framing the NDP/Liberal friends with benefits arrangement as an opportunity to provide stability to Canadians for the coming years looks good on paper, but I doubt the interests of the population were really at heart.

Looks more like a strategy to avoid another $600 million error in reading the room.

But I’ll take it. Better that than another premature election.

And minority governments, even if fortified by an alliance, are still the most accountable.

I just hope that during this exercise, both parties take a moment to look beyond what they want and think about what the country needs.

We don’t need any more slates wiped clean or wheels reinvented.

Also, finger-pointing is a big waste of time. There are major global humanitarian issues to address. Let’s work together.

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