DISTURBING: Ontario NDP Candidate Looked To Socialist Venezuela “For Inspiration”

Under the ruthless socialist regime, the average Venezuelan has lost 25 pounds because of food shortages, the currency is nearly worthless, toilet paper is almost impossible to find, and democracy has been destroyed.

Whenever common sense people bring up the specter of socialist Venezuela, defensive radical leftists claim that it’s ‘fear-mongering’ or an unfair comparison.

Despite the fact that socialism has destroyed Venezuela’s economy to the extent that the nation with the highest oil reserves on earth is importing oil, can’t feed their people, and can’t even provide toilet paper, socialists like to pretend it has nothing to do with their ideology.

But now, it has been revealed that Ontario NDP candidate Joel Harden – who attacked people who disagree with Andrea Horwath’s ‘sanctuary province’ scheme – said he looked to socialist Venezuela “For inspiration.”

The Ontario PC Party released an excerpt of a doctoral thesis by Harden, in which he said this about Venezuela:

“For inspiration, then, this thesis ends by reviewing the ‘socialism of the twenty-first century’ currently espoused by Venezuelan radicals. Their Bolivarian revolution, it is argued, despite its contradictions, suggest clues for global radicals elsewhere.”

So, we have a candidate from the socialist NDP seeking power in Ontario while taking his inspiration from a brutal socialist regime.


The economic and social carnage in Venezuela has been horrendous. The currency is basically worthless, the inflation rate is in the thousands, people are fleeing the country in huge numbers, people can’t find food (even resorting to breaking into Zoos to eat the animals), the political opposition has been persecuted and the country is now importing oil despite their immense oil reserves.

Yet, Joel Harden thinks the regime responsible for the socialist policies that caused Venezuela’s disaster is “inspiring.” And it’s no idle speculation. Harden has called for Ontario to have the highest carbon tax on earth, a policy which would devastate the economy.

It’s incredibly disturbing, and it’s yet another reason the NDP can’t be trusted with power in Ontario.

After all, can you imagine what would happen if Harden was the Finance Minister for Canada’s largest province?

Spencer Fernando

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