I don’t know who will win the election on January 23rd.
But there’s one thing I do know for sure: the Liberal Party has undergone a profound metamorphosis. No longer a party of the “centre”, the Liberals are now clearly a party of the extreme left.
Prime Minister Paul Martin has redefined his party as the socialist alternative to the Conservatives.
His cuddling with Buzz Hargrove, his wooing of “progressive” voters, his increasingly shrill class-war rhetoric – are all evidence of his conversion.
What does this mean?
Well it means if the Liberals win the election Canada will experience a dramatic shift to the left when it comes to our polices.
Our foreign policy will feature an unrelenting and ugly strain of anti-Americanism.
Our domestic policy will feature more spending, more taxes and more government.
Our federalist policy will feature division as the Liberals pit one region of the country against the other.
Not a pretty picture. You might even say it’s scary.
And if the Liberals lose?
If the Liberals lose we can expect a political death match between the Liberals and the NDP to determine who will assume the mantle of the voice of Canada’s Left.
That won’t be pretty, but it will be fun to watch.