New Democrats have been dreading this day for a long time. A Strategic Council poll pegs Green Party support at 13 nationally, one point ahead of the NDP at 12%. Is it within the margin of error? yes. Is it one poll out of many released this month? yes. However, one cannot deny the psychological effect this will have on New Democrats who have long wished for the Green Party to just fade away.
This poll is one of many reasons why the Greens should be invited to participate in the national leaders debate. When the Green Party is outperforming the third and fourth place parties in the House, we can't reasonably argue that the Greens have no place in the national debates.
Read more about the Greens and the NDP here, here, and here.