“Canada’s troops in Afghanistan have been “acting like terrorists, destroying communities, killing and maiming innocent people”, according to a resolution that will be voted on by New Democrats at the party’s convention in Quebec City this weekend. The resolution is one of 104 proposals on international affairs from local riding associations that will be presented at the convention.”
Classic Miranda, 2011: “The 90-second video was played to much applause at the NDP convention last weekend. “I look forward to building even closer ties between our two countries and our two parties. Together we seek a more just and prosperous world,” says Gillard. “For all the great days that lie behind us, even greater days lie ahead.” That should send a chill down every Australian spine. The NDP, which became Canada’s official opposition party this year for the first time in its 50-year history, is not a mere tame social democratic party. It is avowedly socialist, so much so that its members could not agree to take the word “socialist” out of its constitution last weekend. Its Marxist-flavoured constitution includes the goal: “That the production and distribution of goods and services shall be directed to meeting the social and individual needs of people within a sustainable environment and economy and not to the making of profit.” The NDP aims to “modify and control the operations of the monopolistic productive and distributive organisations through economic and social planning”. And the party is committed to socialising all industries, including the media and primary resources, and in 1998 advocated a policy likening Canadian soldiers to terrorists.