I finally took the CBC's Vote Compass test. All these years I thought I was a centre-left Liberal. Apparently not.
The Vote Compass verdict? I'm a Green. Not a near Green but an "on the money" Green. Not that it's the same as coming out of the closet or anything but I've had a nagging feeling in recent years that I had Green inclinations.
Which is not to say that I'll never be a Liberal again. In fact I believe the Green movement is naturally suited to the Liberal Party if it wants to embrace sound environmentalism. If, however, the LPC intends to remain resolute Bitumen Boosters they're politically unacceptable to me and, I'm sure, plenty of others.
It's unfortunate the Green movement is forging ahead at a time when the Libs desperately need every vote they can find. If Ignatieff would champion the environment instead of the Tar Sands he might find those extra votes handy.