Entertainment June 6, 2012
Andrew Coyne On Why The Liberals Are Like The Leafs

Andrew Coyne, columnist with the National Post, joins George to talk politics, protest, and provocation. George asks Andrew whether he thinks the Liberals can make a comeback or if the Conservatives and NDP have squeezed the party out past the point of no return.

He'll be in the red chair tonight, along with activist Ric O'Barry, and author Susan Cain.

On Canada's political parties:
If you look back ten years, Conservatives were way more conservative and the NDP was way more left then. I think they've both moved toward the middle -- both parties have -- and that leaves less room for the Liberals." Andrew goes on to say that there's a "50/50 chance" the Liberals could make a comeback: "...the best analogy I can find is that it's a bit like a hockey team that's won several Stanley Cups in a row but that last one they're winning it with 42-year-old veterans...and then you got to go in the basement for a while and you got to husband your draft picks and take your time. And if you don't, if you're always thinking about that next Stanley Cup, you're going to spend a lot of time in the wilderness like the Leafs....if the Liberals are willing to take the long view and build a group of voters that really strongly identify with them...then they got a shot.



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