Oliver referenced Cullen's co-operation idea, asked Rae "what's your view of that, is that something you would welcome as a good idea in order to prevent a split which elects Conservatives?"
"Well, as I said, I think we have an effective three party system. Mr. Mulcair last night, as I heard him, was very definitive in saying no co-operative arrangement with anybody else, ever, which is very much in keeping with Mr. Mulcair's accomodating personality. I think we'll just respond to that by saying look, we're going to be carrying on as very effective national party, we're going to be running candidates in 338 ridings and we're going to continue to do that. I think it's a big mistake for people to start speculating, this isn't a political science seminar. You know, you've got a newly elected leader of the opposition saying he doesn't want to have anything to do with any form of co-operation or discussion with other parties, and frankly we just respond in kind, if that's the way it's going to be, that's the way it's going to be, we're very determined to carry on as we have done and will continue to do"
I find Rae's posture here fascinating.