Shortly before this past weekend’s membership deadline, Nathan Cullen won the endorsements of two social media outlets, based primarily on his promise of cooperation with other parties.
Youth-led Leadnow.ca boasts a membership of 80,000 — roughly the same as the NDP’s membership at the start of the seven-month leadership campaign. Avaaz has more than 13 million members worldwide, 604,547 of them in Canada. “These two groups coming on board is huge for us,” Cullen, a British Columbia MP, said in an interview. “They have networks that go far, far beyond normal party structures. … The sheer number, that’s absolutely staggering.”
All the same, Greg Fingas raises various questions about how Mr. Cullen’s plan for joint nominations would actually work.