Posts Tagged ‘NDP’

“Love and courage”—Canada’s NDP elects Obama-style pitchman as leader

October 7, 2017

Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) elected Jagmeet Singh as its new leader on the first ballot of its leadership vote last Sunday. His victory represents a further shift to the right by Canada’s social democrats and underscores that this big business party long ago abandoned any connection with the working class or even the fight for significant social reform.


Meet Niki Ashton, Canada’s Answer To Bernie & Corbyn

August 12, 2017

Canada’s NDP backs American Empire

August 12, 2017

Does the NDP consistently support a foreign policy that benefits ordinary people around the world? Or does the social democratic party often simply fall in line with whatever the American Empire demands?

Niki Ashton is a veteran MP — and also the youth candidate

August 2, 2017

For Niki Ashton, politics is, in many respects, her family’s business. Her father, Steve Ashton, has been an NDP member of the Manitoba Legislature since 1981, and held numerous senior cabinet positions in the Doer and Selinger NDP governments.

“My dad got elected off the picket line in 1981,” she recounts, but hastens to add that her mom, Hariklia Dimitrakopoulou, is also a political person: “She was a feminist activist involved with the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and did school board politics, as well.”

Election 2015: Thomas Mulcair

October 6, 2015

In 2001, Thomas Mulcair Sang Praises For Margaret Thatcher’s Right-Wing Politics

August 19, 2015

Sitting in the Quebec Liberal caucus in 2001, now NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair had nothing but praise for Margaret Thatcher’s neoliberal agenda and right-wing politics.

In a clip circulating on social media Tuesday, Mulcair praises the former British prime minister for being a “wind of liberty and of liberalism in the markets” and making her country one of the most productive in all of Europe.

Thomas Mulcair Is A Ruthless Dictator Like Harper, Says Green MP Who Left The NDP

August 17, 2015

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is just as dictatorial as Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, says New Democrat turned-Green MP Bruce Hyer.

In a Facebook post Sunday, Hyer said that if voters handed Mulcair and the NDP a majority government this fall, Canadians would be on their way to enjoying “another dictatorial Prime Minister.”

“Mulcair is a ruthless man who will say and do anything to get elected. Just like Stephen Harper,” wrote Hyer, the incumbent candidate in the Ontario riding of Thunder Bay–Superior North. “He certainly is not Jack Layton, and the NDP is no longer the Democratic Party that it was under Jack Layton.”

NDP widens lead in new Forum poll

June 25, 2015

OTTAWA—Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats have widened their lead in the latest horse race polling from Forum Research.

Forum puts the NDP at 36 per cent nationally among decided voters, a comfortable margin over the Conservatives and Liberals, who are tied at 28 per cent.

With four months to go before October’s election, Forum projects the NDP could capture 149 seats — just 21 shy of forming a majority government.

Regionally, the New Democrats lead in the three largest provinces — British Columbia (54 per cent), Quebec (36 per cent), and Ontario (34 per cent).

Why the NDP Victory in Alberta is a Disaster

May 13, 2015

The problem with all three of these positions is that the Alberta NDP is not a socialist threat to Alberta’s petrostate (sorry, conservatives), nor is the NDP a progressive party (sorry, progressives), and the NDP victory certainly does not represent a containment of the Alberta tar sands (sorry, liberal environmentalists).

NDP making huge gains as Canada tilts leftward: poll

March 8, 2015

The Canadian public is on a distinct tilt to the left, says a new national public opinion poll, suggesting concern over wealth distribution has traction beyond the Occupy tents and protest parades.

The nationwide poll suggests the New Democratic Party would form a minority federal government if this were election day and a strong majority of Canadians believe the country suffers from an income gap, where the rich are getting too rich and the poor are getting too poor.