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Advice for the NDP: go green, or go home 

By Susan Riley      

No individual, even one as talented as Avi Lewis, can save a political party. And no leader, however gifted, can lead people where they don’t want to go.

The federal New Democrats have more than a year to find a leader, but they should start courting Avi Lewis right away. And urging him to learn French. Photograph courtesy of Avi Lewis' Twitter handle

GATINEAU, QUE.—The federal New Democrats have more than a year to find a leader, but they should start courting Avi Lewis right away. And urging him to learn French. If they want to become relevant again, they need to be bold—and Lewis, a charming and articulate documentary filmmaker, with impeccable NDP lineage, could pull it off. He could be friendly-bold, which is even better. As the most public defender of the controversial LEAP document at April’s restive NDP

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