How can anyone take the NDP seriously when they continue propping up the Liberal government and acting against the interests of Canadians?
In 2011, the NDP was close to reshaping the political spectrum in Canada.
The Conservatives won a majority government, the NDP won 31% of the vote and over 100 seats, and appeared poised to overtake the Liberals.
Then, Jack Layton tragically passed away, the Liberals picked Justin Trudeau as their leader, and the old partisan patterns reasserted themselves.
Since then, the NDP has been suffering an identity crisis, moving away from Layton’s working class focused party, and turning to a social justice warrior pandering organization led by Jagmeet Singh.
Singh has abandoned the NDP’s previous focus on working class voters.
For example, the NDP was once one of the biggest critics of international trade deals, including trade with China, a position that has been vindicated by recent events. They pushed for more government support for manufacturing tangible products here in Canada, something now promoted by many Conservatives.
And they even recognized that large immigration increases could hurt working class Canadians by driving down wages and increasing the power of large global corporations at the expense of Canadian workers.
All of that has been lost.
On many issues, the NDP and Liberals are now indistinguishable, with both parties often representing the interests of the elitist, politically-correct class, while betraying workers.
Aside from a few exceptions like Charlie Angus, the NDP is no longer a party for working class Canadians.
The latest betrayal took place at the House of Commons Ethics Committee.
The NDP sided with the Liberals and voted against a motion that would have required all Liberal cabinet members to “disclose whether they had knowledge of relationships between Trudeau, other top Liberal officials and WE prior to the cabinet’s decision to award the grant program to WE, and disclose whether they, their families, or relatives have any WE connections.”
The motion, put forward by the Conservatives, was rejected due to the NDP voting alongside the Liberals.
This is absurd.
Instead of acting like a real opposition, the NDP is voting AGAINST more transparency and accountability, in effect helping the Liberals hide the truth from Canadians.
With these kind of actions, it’s no wonder that the NDP is doing so terrible in the polls even as Liberal support drops.
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