Apologies for that oversight - and thank you for your comment. The story has now been updated.
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Sorry if you felt this was confusing the issue...in one of the early paragraphs it does say that what they're proposing is NOT a merger, but we'll make the text bold just in case people missed it:
"What proponents like Cullen and Leadnow are advocating for is not a merger, but a cooperative strategy that could involve joint nominations to run candidates in a way that prevents another Conservative majority."
You're right about the notion of a "merger" being commonly discussed alongside cooperation, and when talking to most experts/politicians it's difficult to talk about one without at least bringing up the other. We've tried to make it as clear as possible that what's being discussed here is strategic cooperation, and the ways it would potentially work are also described in the article.
Thanks, David. It's been updated.
I wonder why Clark waited until now to welcome such an exciting new addition to her staff? Must be a coincidence that someone with such a rich history in conservative politics and the industry lobby happened to be looking for a new job...right at the start of these province-wide hearings.
Interesting quote from the premier in the Globe article:
“People, when they’re in the private sector, leave those things behind when they come to government”
An interesting addition to this story: the Vancouver Sun currently has an online poll asking readers whether or not they support the Northern Gateway pipeline.
If you complete the poll right now, it shows 20.3% in support and 79.7% opposed.
The Sun poll is available here: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/01/04/do-you-support-the-enbridge-pip...
Thanks for the comment, Delores. We posted the CP story about the backlash from Gitksan leaders here:
It's sad, but when cliches like this are true in the "game" of politics, so is another cliche: the nice guys finish last. If there are any nice guys at all...
Frank - Thanks for your comment! I'll have to keep an eye on that Twitter account...you're right, Vancouver is definitely no Toronto.