Justin Trudeau apparently isn’t interested in a merger with the NDP.
Earlier in Burlington, Trudeau told reporters, if he becomes leader, he would not entertain a merger with the NDP so the left could be united against the Conservative government. “I don’t think that’s an interesting idea,” he said.
Despite some support for the idea from Chretien, Trudeau said, “I want to be leader of the Liberal party, not some sort of hybrid, semi-ideological formation.”
His father offered cabinet seats to Ed Broadbent in 1980 and speculated a little about the ramifications in his memoirs.