OTTAWA – The NDP says the Liberal Party’s effort to encourage left-leaning voters to strategically vote against the Conservatives is wrong, unless they’re wasting their ballot on the Green Party which should go to the NDP instead.
With polls indicating a surge in support, Singh’s New Democrats have pointed to the broken first-past-the-post which electoral system means voters are settling for mediocrity out of fear, unless that fear is splitting the NDP’s vote and giving Scheer a minority government.
“Canadians are tired of voting against parties instead of for them,” said an NDP insider. “Every election, we hear this from the Liberals calling on NDP supporters to change their support to prevent electing a Conservative government out of strategy. That’s just wrong.
But this time, Green voters should wake up and vote NDP to strategically keep Scheer out of government. And if the Tories win, it will be their faults.”
At a campaign stop, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh vowed to make changing the first-past-the-post voting system a priority during his fifth term as prime minister.
“Many Canadians are unable to vote for change, but can’t get out of the Liberal-Conservative cycle,” said Singh to a crowd of supporters. “Unless you think the Greens can pull this off. If that’s they case, what the hell is wrong with you? Elizabeth May is not a serious contender for Prime Minister. She’s like a Jagmeet Singh from two weeks ago.”