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The CBC’s Leslie MacKinnon recently reported on the NDP’s official constitution, a 2003 document that specifies why the NDP exists. It turns out the NDP constitution is itself a hidden agenda.
First, here’s a core statement from the preamble outlining the “principles of democratic socialism” that guide the party:
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; [profits bad, socialism good]
To modify and control the operations of the monopolistic productive and distributive organizations through economic and social planning [think Communism]. Towards these ends and where necessary, the extension of the principle of social ownership…. [nationalization of our golden eggs by the NDP goose]
The New Democratic Party is proud to be associated with the democratic socialist parties of the world and to share the struggle for peace, international co-operation and the abolition of poverty. [guaranteed annual income so no-one is forced to suffer the indignity of having to work for a living]
The above NDP constitutional extract is unfortunately not available on the NDP website. Ms MacKinnon asked about this omission and was told that the party’s constitution is an “internal” document that is only available to members, not to voters who might be interested in NDP principles.Good on the CBC for reporting this! Credit where credit's due!