News is emerging of of the deal struck between the Liberals and the NDP on how to divy up cabinet posts.
On the surface of it, the NDP’s 25% of cabinet posts seems a respectable number and more or less standard operating coalition procedures as far as a junior partner in a coalition goes.
•Liberals get Prime Minister (that was expected).
•Liberals get Deputy Prime Minister (Standard operating coalition procedures in the entire world are that the junior partner of a coalition gets the second in command post.)
•Liberals get Finance Minister.
•Liberals get Foreign Affairs Minister (who will likely be Bob Rae according to the National Post).
And what does the NDP get?
I’m getting that sinking feeling….