Sunday, 29 July 2012
Today's NDP: Screwing Manitobans from the Right
|Today's NDP, yesterday's red Tories. |
Image Source: Blend of Manitoba NDP
and Progressive Conservative Party
Of Canada logos as obtained from
their respective wikipedia articles.
|Short supply of daycare spaces is a major|
challenge for working poor
single parents in the province.
Image Source: CBC
- The lack of a comprehensive, subsidized provincial daycare system - particularly painful for hard working poor single parents.
- Despite Burrows's praise for hydro-electric development, Manitoba is still well behind the curve when it comes to sustainable development and produces a mere $40K in GDP for every tonne of waste disposed. There hasn't been real leadership in pricing carbon, either through a substandard cap and trade system or via carbon taxes (which BC uses). Additionally, integrating Hydro into the public transit system and developing our province's wind farm potential through a provincially led, green industrial polncy had been done tepidly and sluggishly at best.
- A very poor record when it comes to women's reproductive rights, particularly when it comes tn providing for abortion needs.
- The party's status as followers rather than leaders on gay rights. Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard suggested adoption rights for same-sex couples a year before the Doerist NDP introduced a bill giving adoption rights to same-sex couples. While this isn't as bad as the Manitoba PC's opposition to adoption rights for loving parents, it's still less than what one would expect from a party championing equality.
- Persistent failure to adequately address the affordable housing crisis across Manitoba.
- The lack of bold action when it comes to addressing structural, racialized poverty on First Nations reserves and in urban aboriginal populations.
|Lake Saint Martin First Nation members |
protesting the poor conditions and
flooding that's affected their
The long, drawn out crisis
of Lake Saint Martin
First Nation typifies
the realities facing many rural
aboriginal communities in this province.
Image Source: CBC
- A less than stellar record on workers' rights. The party has failed persistently under Doer's/Selinger's watch to introduce anti-strikebreaker legislation. The Manitoba NDP Government has also used heavy-handed tactics against Brandon University professors. Our Premier even backed Harper's deforms to Employment Insurance. The NDP Government of our province has a very mixed record on workers' rights.
|Image Source: Manitoba Federation of Labour|
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