Canada Socialism

Some Friendly And Free Advice For The NDP

Jonathan Scott | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

The NDP has consistently found itself burnt by attempts to move the Party's policy to the centre. The overall impression is one of placing political calculus ahead of principled policy, and for a Party once known as the "conscience of Parliament," that appearance must be very troubling.

I Don't Appreciate the NDP's Fight for the Middle Class

Cian Horrobin | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Cian Horrobin

As a socialist, I was excited for this election as I hoped the NDP would stretch its wings and become a vocal proponent for the poor, the under-housed, the underemployed, etc.; that they would put front and centre the issues that carry the greatest ethical and moral weight for Canada's society. But no. The party of the little man -- Tommy Douglas's party of mice refusing to be led by cats -- is now courting middle-income Canadians. For me the crisis facing Canadians is not one of an attack on the middle class.

Could Bernie Sanders Represent Real Change in American Politics?

Hassan Arif | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Bernie Sanders, an Independent Senator from Vermont, is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. He is a fighter, a politician of conviction who is not afraid to defy convention. Could an honest guy shake up the system? Is there a place for a politician who genuinely cares?

The Wrong Lesson We Learned From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

What worries me most in all this is the growing sense that the public, and the politicians who represent the public, have ever less capability to do anything about it. Between the influence of big money over politics and the desire to remain economically competitive with countries that provide few social services, there is little room to bring balance back to our extreme economy.

Financial Advice from Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThere are a number of human financial gurus working to help you become wealthy, and their advice is based on years if not decades of knowledge and experience. However, there are a number of microbial economic geniuses who have centuries of expertise developing "economic" success. Germs seem to have knowledge to keep economies solid.

Elections BC Should Keep Their Nose Out Of Politics

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

While the effect of Election BC's ad on next week's election remains debatable, one thing's clear. Its message echoes NDP and/or Green Party rhetoric, and therefore, counters the candidacy of many BC Liberal and/or Conservative candidates, particularly in ridings outside Vancouver. Anyone interested in democracy should be concerned about that.

Mulcair's NDP: Radical, Socialist and Disorganized as Ever

Daniel Dickin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

What was supposed to be an exercise in showing how good the NDP could be at managing the public purse and proposing sensible, balanced policies turned into the usual radical, job-killing, tax-raising, disorganized chaos for which the left wing has always been known.

If We're Rich Right Now, It's Because We've Been Damn Lucky

David Gratzer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

This week, novelist and columnist Steve Marche draws lessons from Canada's success for, in a cleverly titled piece, "Hardheaded Socialism Makes Canada Richer Than the U.S." Times are good today, but they may not be so good in a few years.

Canada's Growth Owes no Debt To Socialism

Christopher Sands | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Business
Christopher Sands

Canada's fiscal hardheadedness and pro-growth economic policies, along with its tremendous resource wealth, are the real examples that the United States can and should follow (the United States has great resource wealth too, thankfully).

Hey Hudak: You've Got Unions All Wrong

Ken Georgetti | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Ken Georgetti

Our government's heavy-handed interventions in the labour market weaken basic labour rights, and that hurts all middle class Canadians. If workers are left with no outlet to seek fair compensation and working conditions, they will find other means of collective expression. Their frustration could result in spontaneous work disruptions, with a profound effect on productivity.

Let's Hammer It Into their Sick(le) Heads: Soviet Imagery Isn't Cool

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I saw two young men wearing red t-shirts with the letters "CCCP" emblazoned in yellow across their chests. They thought it was cool. The scope of the Soviet regime's atrocities should be widely known among both young and old. The fact that it is not widely known is a sad indictment of our educational systems.

Communist Cuba's Collapse (Really, Are You Surprised?)

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Canadians love going to Cuba for vacation. Sadly, few of those tourists ever leave their vacation compounds. If they did, they would see a massive transformation taking place in this island nation, which many once hailed as a budding socialist paradise.

Entrepreneurs Must Stop Apologizing

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Gerry Nicholls

Besides being the most efficient way to create wealth, the free market system also happens to be morally superior to its main economic alternative -- socialism.