While there’s been plenty of ill-informed commentary since the NDP’s convention last weekend, I’ll take a moment to highlight a few of the followup points which deserve a read.- Joshua Keep rightly recognizes the new leadership election as an opportuni… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #YEG2016 Followup Links
As David Climenhaga points out, Brad Wall has positioned himself as the heir to Stephen Harper’s throne as the voice of the anti-democratic corporate elite. But let’s note that Wall and his mindset aren’t without some jarring approval within the media.
For example, I’ve already highlighted John Ibbitson’s argument that the federal NDP should be . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On governing alternatives
Adrian Morrow reports on Andrea Horwath’s speech to the Ontario NDP’s provincial council. And there’s certainly plenty of reason for relative optimism about a message which both reflects a clear argument for big-picture progressive thinking, and recognizes at least part of the importance of the NDP’s base. That said, I’ll note that there’s still one . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On redemocratization
Here, contrasting the NDP’s hard-fought Regina nomination elections against the stories of Paul Manly, Chris Rendell, and the apparent trend of federal and provincial NDP candidates being disqualified from seeking nominations for entirely insufficient reasons.
For further reading…– The Leader-Post reported on the nomination victories by Erin Weir in Regina-Lewvan and Nial Kuyek in . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day
Once again, Aaron has a list of the resolutions passed at the NDP’s federal convention – and I won’t comment much on what passed other than to note that once again, some key resolutions (on social housing, health care funding and temporary foreign workers) were passed by the plenary session after being pushed to the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #mtlqc13 – Day 3 Review
Over the past few days, I’ve highlighted a few policy resolutions I’d like to see promoted and discussed at the NDP’s federal convention this weekend in Montreal. But I’ll take a few minutes to discuss the topic that’s receiving the most media attention in advance of the convention – even if I see its significance . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #mtlqc13 – Preamble Ramble
In advance of next weekend’s Montreal convention, the NDP has released the resolutions (PDF) to be voted on by delegates. And for all the distraction created by a non-binding constitutional preamble, the more interesting point to watch will be the treatment of substantive policy resolutions which look to confirm the NDP’s position as Canada’s true . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On topics of discussion