Thursday, September 07, 2006

Layton is The Wizard of Oz?

I know everyone loves picking on the You've Got to Be Kidding Party but it's just so EASY. Stephen Taylor has posted the NDP draft resolutions that they wish to implement (in their wildest dreams).

This Ottawa Sun editorial does a nice job of summarizing some of the wacky NDP proposals. I don't know what's worse, the fact that these resolutions were leaked to a Conservative blogger or the fact that these are real propositions.

Leafing through the 300-odd pages of draft resolutions mischievously posted on the website of Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor (, most people not currently in hallucinogen therapy may be excused for wondering if Jack Layton is really the Wizard of Oz.

Left up to the NDP grassroots, to paraphrase, what a wonderful world it would be.

First and foremost, Canada would immediately withdraw from Afghanistan. (But before that, a bunch of Dippers were yesterday forced to withdraw wording in a resolution that referred to Canadian troops propping up "a U.S. puppet government of human-rights abusers, drug traffickers and warlords ... and ... acting like terrorists, destroying communities, killing and maiming innocent people.")
While they are at it, the Dippers would get on the phone to George Bush to demand the U.S. withdraw from Iraq. Shivers in the White House.

Oh, by the way, Mr. President, while we've got you on the line, Canada is walking away from all of its major trade agreements with the U.S. and the rest of the world: NAFTA, GAT, the WTO -- you name it, the NDP hates it.
But let's not stop there. In the land of socialist dreams, the NDP "is committed to implementing social ownership" (read nationalization) of just about every major economic sector including banking, health care, insurance, manufacturing and (gulp) mass media.
Forget about arming customs guards and demanding passports at all Canada-U.S. crossing points -- the NDP would put the border in the hands of "local communities."

In the Utopian Canada of NDP grassroots, pot smoking and hookers would be legalized, mandatory prison sentences would be outlawed, and we'd all take to the streets every November in a special national "Day of Remembrance" for transsexuals.
Every riding would elect two MPs -- a man and a woman -- to ensure gender equality in parliament, and the country would be declared a republic, in part because "Queen Elizabeth II was not born nor has ever lived in Canada."
All in favour?


Anonymous Anh Khoi said...

I really don't support the NDP, but in my opinion, Canada must become a republic, which means a country that has its own elected head of State. By keeping our actual institutions, we Canadians just look like inhabitants of a British colony. Besides, the Queen Elizabeth II is just a small piece of trash that doesn't even represent Canada.

Thu Sep 07, 08:27:00 PM EDT  

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