Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s recent appearance on The Singh The Roy Green Show on Saturday to discuss the prospect of his party’s continued support for the Trudeau administration. Singh indicated that he is not ruling out the possibility of his party continuing to support the current government if a public inquiry into foreign interference is made a condition for not calling for a vote of confidence.
However, many people see Singh’s latest rhetoric as more hyperbole than substance. It is unlikely that the government will be willing to break, amend, or rewrite its agreement with the NDP for the benefit of Singh. As such, Jagmeet Singh must own his decision to prop up the Trudeau government. Ultimately, it is up to Singh and the NDP to decide whether they want to continue supporting the government or not.
Singh will need to carefully weigh the potential consequences of his decision and how it aligns with the party’s values and principles. It is also important for him to consider whether the Canadian people have an appetite for another federal election and whether the NDP can afford to go to the polls once again.
In addition to these questions, Singh must also ask himself whether he has gotten everything he can out of the deal with the Liberals and whether he feels confident that the NDP can win an election. Unfortunately, the once-upbeat leader’s credibility has taken a significant dip in recent months. The latest threat of sending Canadians to the polls could be disastrous for his party and his reign as its leader.
Despite the challenges he faces, Singh must remain committed to his party’s principles and values. He must also be willing to make tough decisions, even if they are unpopular or difficult. Ultimately, the fate of the NDP lies in Singh’s hands, and he must take responsibility for whatever decision he makes. Whether he decides to continue supporting the government or not, he must own his decision and be prepared to face the consequences.