'I'm a unifier' - Macleans.ca

‘I’m a unifier’


In an interview with the Canadian Press, Michael Ignatieff explains his position on coalition government.

“Co-operation between parties to produce political and electoral stability is not illegitimate. It’s never been illegitimate, it’s part of our system,” he said, noting that coalitions have been formed in parliamentary democracies around the globe.

“But the right way to do it is to run your flag up, (opposing parties) run their flag up, you fight like crazy, you put your choices clearly to the Canadian people, they make their choices and then you play the cards that voters deal you.”

The NDP, meanwhile, is as open as always to working with other parties.