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NDP

NDP/ New Democratic Party

 

 

 

New Democratic Party’s Vision overview

 

Economics

They would like to reduce the small business tax rate from 11 per cent to nine per cent to support a sector of our economy that creates nearly half of all new jobs in Canada.

Give employers a one-year rebate on the employer contributions for the Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premiums for each new employee hired;

Companies and organizations that keep a new employee for 12 months or more will be eligible for a retention bonus – a $1,000 non-refundable tax credit;

They believe this initiative will help create 200,000 family-supporting jobs a year

 

Aboriginal Peoples

Encouraging the participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian politics and giving a voice to them within the Party are the founding principles of the New Democrat Aboriginal Commission. This Commission welcomes all Aboriginal People, First Nations, Métis and Inuit into the party as members, supporters and candidates.

 

LGBT

Supporting the progressive and inclusive agenda of Canada’s New Democrats, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Committee works to make sure all Canadians have equal rights and opportunities. With a long history in the Party, the committee celebrates and encourages the participation of the LGBT community in the political process locally and nationally.

 

Persons Living with disAbilities Committee

Working to ensure that differently-abled Canadians have equal opportunities, the Persons Living with disAbilities Committee is a place for New Democrats living with disabilities to come together and advocate for inclusion in the political process. Here, New Democrats work to make sure that all disabled Canadians get the support they need to succeed and live life to their fullest potential.

 

Visible Minorities

Reaching across all ethnic, religious and racial identifications, the Participation of Visible Minorities Committee encompasses the diversity of our Canadian society. Fighting for equality, opportunity and fairness, this committee ensures that these shared goals of Canada’s New Democrats are always a substantive and meaningful part of the Party’s work.

 

Women

Giving voice to women in Canada’s New Democratic Party, the Women’s Council is the place to bring down barriers, dispel stereotypes and encourage full participation. With inclusive leadership, more and more women are getting active in the Party and getting elected to Parliament.

 

Youth

Putting the priorities of young people and their families first, the New Democratic Youth of Canada is an effective voice for Canadians, 26 years old and under. On more than 60 campuses and in hundreds of communities across Canada, students and young workers are uniting behind the NDP through the NDYC.

 

Leader: Tom Mulcair

 

Political Position: Centre-left

 

 

Beliefs contrary to the Bible

 

-          Abortion

“Guaranteeing that abortion is a fully funded, universally accessible medical procedure, and

protecting the personal safety of physicians, personnel and patients at abortion clinics.”

( Policy 6.1 d)

 

-          Homosexuality

-          Might consider the Bible hate literature

 

“Halting any rollback of achieved rights, including spousal benefits and same-sex marriage.“

(Policy 6.3 a)

 

“Supporting international struggles against discrimination against LGBT persons, particularly against the criminalization of homosexual relationships between consenting adults.“

(Policy 6.3 b)

 

“Strengthening laws against hate propaganda and hate crimes.”  (Policy 6.3 d)

 

Gun Law

 

“Stopping the smuggling of illegal firearms and enable all municipalities, provinces, and territories to implement a ban on handguns.” ( Policy 3.8 d)

 

Foreign Affairs

 

-          Supports Israel

 

“Working with partners for peace in Israel and Palestine, respecting UN resolutions

and international law, supporting peaceful co-existence in viable, independent states with agreed-upon borders, an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, and an end to violence targeting civilians.“ (Policy 4.1 f)

http://www.cjpmo.org/DisplayDocument.aspx?DocumentID=2045

 

 

Comments:

 

They are focused on money and not morality, they are very liberal in their moral views.

 

Principles

 

NDP Constitution:

http://xfer.ndp.ca/2013/constitution/2013_CONSTITUTION_E.pdf

 

NDP Policy Book:

http://xfer.ndp.ca/2013/policybook/2013-04-17-PolicyBook_E.pdf

 

 

Visit their website at:  http://www.ndp.ca

 

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