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  • wtf
    February 05, 2013 - 23:29

    Don't mean to pop your bubble but policies are used to guide decision making. Since the NDP have never been in power to make decisions then they have never, and don't now, have policies. They have an election platform. Another shocker, the Liberals are not a left wing party. They're riding the fence and thats why they've won so many elections. Paul Martin was the best conservative finance minister we ever had.

  • Anonymous
    February 05, 2013 - 10:31

    i'm ok with socialism. Everyone else seems to get a government handout, why not me?

  • Robin Brentnall
    February 05, 2013 - 09:05

    Chris Chafe: So we should have free market government with no social programs or safety nets? Norway, Finland, and Sweden are the most socialist of the EU and are on top of the OECD list of best places to live! Canada has dropped to 7th. BTW, Canada is a socialist based country. PI: I believe the NDP is the best party. Unfortunately, many believe Toronto has the best hockey team. The race for second place is not going to improve Canada.

  • Christopher Chafe
    February 05, 2013 - 08:25

    Have you ever considered for a minute the fact that more people are not aligning themselves with the Socialist NDP party is that we see what Socialist Government's have done to multiple European Countries and do not want to see Canada become the same way.

  • Politically Incorrect
    February 05, 2013 - 07:08

    Given that the Liberal Party is funded by and represents the same business and banking sectors as the Conservative Party, I fail to see how it is left-leaning in any sense of the word. The same holds true for the Green Party, which, apart from pro-environmental policies is as conservative as the other two parties. The NDP has over the past decades shod those values that could be described as 'socialist' (despite the constant red-bating from the right wing alarmists) in an effort to replace the waning Liberals. Nevertheless, the NDP with its commitment to improving the lives of workers and resisting the capitalist class demands that we join the race to the bottom while they skim more off the top, remains a social democratic alternative to the parties of the right. We have seen what a two party 'Tweedle Dee / Tweedle Dum" oligarchy has done to the U.S. where there is no alternative to the parties of privilege, war, and wealth.