But this may not play out as you imagine.
It’s not a big secret that Warren’s leanings are clearly Liberal; whether he’s a party member or not. He was an able war-room soldier for the Chrétien gov’t and earned the grudging respect of even his opponents while he held the role.
But let’s look deeper.
There’s a perpetual civil war in the Liberal Party that’s only spilled out into the open a handful of times. The factions of the party that followed the Trudeau clan can claim to be the moderate group while the folks who generally backed Jean Chrétien are mainly the progressives of the party.
Each claim the true nature of the Federal Liberal Party. Warren is a Chrétien Liberal.
The last time the civil war blew up it was when Chrétien was being pushed out in favour of moderate darling Paul Martin.
Fast forward to this day, the progressive wing of the party is upset that moderate Justin Trudeau again dithers on progressive pledges from 2015; just like Paul Martin did.
This wasn’t necessary.
Part of the attractive authenticity of the Greens is their not-very-partisan approach to policies. For Elisabeth May and the Greens to draft in uber strategist and war-room pro Warren Kinsella, she’s turned her party into the very thing her party and activists oppose the most.
Warren does not like Justin Trudeau.
And Greens do not like Justin Trudeau either. So the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
I’m only wondering now, who is taking advantage of whom.