Citizen Action Monitor

Whither the Left – or Wither the Left – in Canadian politics?

Liberals are closet neoliberals; NDP is in limbo; Greens, having embraced the Leap Manifesto, have potential to fill a vacuum on the left. No 1762 Posted by fw, August 31, 2016 … Continue reading

August 31, 2016

Superstar Stephen Lewis trashes Trudeau in speech at NDP 2016 convention — VIDEO

With Trudeau you get “a superfluity of twaddle and rhetoric”, “all the folderol of sunny ways and sunny days”. No 1638 Posted by fw, April 11, 2016 We begin this post … Continue reading

April 11, 2016

Mulcair ready to ‘assist’ Trudeau in becoming Canada’s next prime minister

NDP’s election platform pledges to work “with other federalist parties through informal or appropriate stable arrangements to end…Harper’s lost decade.” No 1479 Posted by fw, October 14, 2015 “Canada’s social … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Mulcair’s ‘Harper lite’ election campaign leaves NDP on track to finish third

Under Mulcair, the NDP has catered to the interests of capitalist ruling elites No 1473 Posted by fw, October 8, 2015 “Mulcair—a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and an admirer … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

“The NDP is afraid of being associated with this radical document,” says Naomi Klein of Leap Manifesto

Klein, on Democracy Now, talks about the election, Harper, the Leap Manifesto, NDP’s rejection of it, and why the NDP has fallen in the polls No 1469 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

It’s hard to know what the NDP stands for – other than getting elected

“The idea that they will have any guiding set of principles that reflect the interests of the working class is long gone,” says socialist Herman Rosenfeld. No 1459 Posted by … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

No Damn Difference election – All three leaders tout right-wing economic policies

In the election debate, each leader presented himself as “most dependable defender of big business.” No 1457 Posted by fw, September 22, 2015 “In a debate purportedly devoted to economic … Continue reading

September 22, 2015

Fact-checking federal NDP and leader Mulcair’s track record may be bump on road to election victory

The good news is that growing public opposition to Harper and Trudeau could lead to NDP government in October No 1350 Posted by fw, May 30, 2015 “The New Democratic … Continue reading

May 30, 2015

Canadian socialist takes swipe at Alberta’s incoming NDP government and surging federal NDP

“Like social democratic parties the world over, the NDP has lurched to the right over the past three decades” No 1335 Posted by fw, May 16, 2015 “Since its founding … Continue reading

May 16, 2015

Alberta’s NDP victory contributes to delusion that elections can transform capitalism into just, sustainable society

NDP Premier Rachel Notley supports Energy East and may provide the oil industry, and the rest of the world, with a friendlier fossil-fuel face No 1334 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 14, 2015

Hitler reacts to news of NDP’s spectacular breakthrough victory on Alberta front

Spoof video adds English subtitles to scene from famous German movie about Hitler’s Downfall No 1331 Posted by fw, May 11, 2015 In this video post from You Tube, Matt … Continue reading

May 11, 2015

Canada’s NDP Party surrenders to “rule by the rich”

As NDP adopts more of Harper’s policies, it can no longer be counted on to provide “out of the box” thinking on the grave problems we face No 899 Posted … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Has the NDP sold its socialist soul for a shot at power in the 2015 election?

Former NDP election organizer, Michael Laxer, believes it has No 684 Posted by fw, February 25, 2013 “But Resolutionary Socialism has been dealt an even greater blow in that, as … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activists in the social movements have few expectations that the NDP will advance their causes, says Richard Fidler

Fidler’s article raises serious doubts about the NDP’s commitment to social and economic justice issues No 681 Posted by fw, February 19, 2013 “As for activists in the social movements, … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

SHOCKER: Key players at the highest levels in Canada’s Israel Lobby are backing the candidacy of Thomas Mulcair

Allegation made by Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) No 439 Posted by fw, March 18, 2012 IJV’s allegation supports a concern that I expressed in my February 21, 2012 post: “Given … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

NDP leadership candidates graded on Middle East Policy — Ashton and Topp top rankings

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) performed extensive research to assess the position of each NDP leadership candidate No 424 Posted by fw, February 29, 2012 … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair’s pro-Israeli hard line out of step with Party policy

“I am an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and in all circumstances.” —Thomas Mulcair No 416 Posted by fw, February 21, 2012 “NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair’s track … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment