Monday, August 10, 2009

Partisan interests

In recent months I've not taken to blogging much about the NDP and their party deliberations but this will be a minor exception. The following audio of Judy Rebick is notable in that she's criticizing the party as a person with long standing involvement and her thoughts are worth hearing.

In a similar vein, the repeated embrace of the Conservatives' 79 confidence votes by the NDP is a questionable strategy. The number itself betrays the abuse of the minority parliament situation. Instead of egging on the Conservatives, we should be advocating for a workable minority parliament. I'd recommend this academic's writings on our recent history on the abuse of the confidence vote for starters. It's a long history which spans governments and needs repair, not celebration. But I suppose we all have our partisan interests, right?