About a month ago, I reported that the premier of my province was going to resign. I also predicted that the leader of the opposition, Carole James, would be staying on as NDP leader for the time being. Turns out, I was wrong, as James announced her resignation as NDP leader today.
James’ resignation was likely an inevitability after Jenny Kwan’s open letter, and yesterday’s cancelled caucus meeting. It was a necessity given the dissent within caucus.
The new leader will have to unify the party so that it can be a viable alternative government. The dissent is ruining a golden opportunity to do so that was handed to them by troubles in the government.