The Greens have an opening on the left — but only if they learn to grow their base Has the Green party pushed the self-destruct button? This past weekend at its biennial convention in Ottawa, members voted to support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. BDS advocates claim that “Israel maintains a...READ MORE
Is Wynne’s green plan creative destruction, or political suicide?
If you’re one of those who thought the federal NDP went off the deep end with its embrace of the anti-carbon Leap Manifesto, you won’t believe what the Ontario Liberals are (apparently) up to. According to secret cabinet documents obtained by the Globe and Mail, the government of Premier Kathleen Wynne is poised to spend...READ MORE
The NDP takes a flying Leap — off a cliff
Has the federal NDP leaped forward, backward, or into a pit of confusion? At its Edmonton convention this weekend, the party dumped centre-left leader Tom Mulcair on an ignominious 48 per cent vote of support — a clear (and brutal) sign that it wants a change in direction. Earlier in the day, delegates endorsed...READ MORE
To LEAP or not to LEAP — that is the NDP’s question
To leap or not to leap: that is the question for the delegates attending the upcoming NDP convention in Edmonton. They must decide whether to endorse the LEAP manifesto, a hard-left document calling for radical global economic change in the name of preserving the environment, and whether to enter into a leadership race by...READ MORE