There's certainly some variety within each party but I suspect none are quite as diverse as the Conservatives... except possibly the Bloc which was originally made up of members from the three major parties... but I suspect Duceppe has successfully purged all non-socialist elements over the years.
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:35 pm Post subject: Re: Factions of the other parties
There is clearly a sharp divide in the Liberals between the right and the left. There is their is a wing that represents the business elite sort of group. Then there are the social activist types.
Martin/Turner would be the right, Trudeau/Chretian/Dion would be the left. At times they have feuded bitterly (Martin and Turner were pushed out by Trudeau/Chretian only to gain power once their enemy had left.
When Martin took over, he moved to purge some of the left types, most notably Sheila Cops.
The NDP is sort of split between the labour side, the green side and the social justice types. The green side is leaving to join the Greens though. The labour side has prevented much in the way of policy that would cost CAW jobs.
The Greens and BQ are intersting. They are both single issue parties, so they have conservative and socialist elements - althought much more socialist than conservative.
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Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:45 pm Post subject:
I'd argue that you should include the so-called "third way" New Democrats as a faction as well. Not so much populist, but instead more intuned with economic matters than the more idealistic factions of the party.
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