The political commentator and strategist Gerry Nicholls, former vice president of the National Citizens Coalition, discusses the federal election with Joseph Planta: what a Conservative majority means, how Harper should govern, Jack Layton and the NDP’s success, and where the Liberal Party goes from here.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
From Oakville, Ontario, ‘One of Canada’s Top Five Political Minds,’ Gerry Nicholls joins me again. He was on with me just before the election was called, and now just after vote, we’ll check in. He was one of the few pundits who thought a Conservative majority was possible for Stephen Harper. He joins me now for a bit of a victory lap around the results. We’ll talk about Jack Layton and the NDP’s official opposition status, their success in Quebec, the decline of the Bloc and the Liberal Party of Canada. It’s a party in disarray. The website for more is at www.gerrynicholls.com . He is a communications consultant, commentator, the author of Loyal to the Core, and a fan of The Office. That’s important. Oh and he’s a former vice president of the National Citizens Coalition. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Gerry Nicholls; Good morning, Mr. Nicholls.