Scary when political journos don't have their facts straight. Here's one cited in a Sunday Star compilation of opinions on an NDP/Liberal merger:
Kady O’Malley, CBC, on Twitter: “Seriously, when the two most high-profile advocates of a Liberal/NDP merger are Denis Coderre and Pat Martin, well . . . that’s that.”
Actually, Jean Chretien is a bigger booster of a merger than either of the folks mentioned by O'Malley, and a rather high-profile advocate after winning three consecutive majorities. Bob Rae also mused about merger from May 2 until becoming interim leader, at which point such musings (at least publicly) were inappropriate for someone in that post.