Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:19 PM
Joe Shlabotnik (2,869 posts)
Sounds like a reasonably fair platform...
-Labour and trade union rights including full employment, higher minimum wage, 32-hour work week with no loss in pay and services.
-The creation of a "Bill of Rights for Labour" protecting the right to organize, strike and collective bargain.
-Progressive taxation including eliminating taxes on incomes below $36,000 and restoring the capital gains tax
-Electoral reform, abolishing the Canadian Senate, enacting MMP, lowering voting age to 16, implementing the right of recall for MPs.
-Expand public ownership and reverse privatization such as ending P3 programs.
-Nationalize energy and natural resources and shift emphasis from fossil and nuclear sources to renewable energy.
-An independent Canadian foreign policy based on peace and disarmament, ending involvement in Afghanistan and Libya and withdrawing from NATO and NORAD.
-Preserve and expand public health care
-Affordable, accessible, quality, public, child care
-Emergency Environmental reforms and immediate action to reverse climate change
-Withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
-Expanding public housing and banning evictions and foreclosures due to unemployment.
-Repeal state security legislation like the no-fly list; put the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Security Intelligence Service under democratic, civilian and community control, abolish racial profiling
-A new constitution for Canada recognizing sovereignty and self-determination for Aboriginal Peoples and Quebec, up to and including the right to separation
-Legislate pay equity and support equity in hiring practices
-Reduce then eliminate tuition fees for post-secondary education;
-Democratic immigration reform, no one is illegal.
-Support food sovereignty, family and organic farming.
DOH! Its the Communist Party of Canada.
CPC 2011 election platform from Wikipedia
~ If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable. ~
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