The fact that the NDP in Nova Scotia have lost the recent provincial election, falling to third place in the legislature, should come as no surprise.
After promising radical change, the NDP in Nova Scotia switched to faithfully following the moderate line of the Thomas Mulcair federal leadership. This has led to the loss of jobs in the public sector and higher fees for students.
Voters will have asked themselves why they should vote for fake Liberals or Tories when they can vote for the real thing. This does not bode well for the chances of the NDP in the coming 2015 federal election and a defeat would be a precursor of change within the party.
Keith Norman Wyatt