Institutions fall quickly these days. The New Democratic Party would be well advised to understand that as it staggers almost helplessly into this federal election.
Time appears to have passed it by. It is rudderless and rapidly aging out. Memberships and money are wanting. Its ideas are championed more authoritatively now, or even swiped, by others (most recently, pharmacare). It has about the same relevance politically to the new generation of voters the CBC has to those who watch movies on their smartphones.