Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Get your Burnaby NDP policies right here

Burnaby-Douglas and Burnaby-New Westminster NDP associations are ready for their Quebec City policy conference next month. Between the two ridings held by MPs Bill Siksay and Peter Julian the associations have a plethora of policy proposals.

From NAFTA to undocumented workers, from disabilities to support for the transgendered, from Olympics to autism funding, the NDP has plenty of Burnaby-based policy to vote on at convention. Airline crew numbers is put forward in one resolution, while the elimination of citizenship fees appears in another. Balanced budgets get covered by the Burnaby crowd as well. (Maybe the federal NDP are different than the Glen Clark crowd.) Refugee protection and omnibus motions on prosperity and democratic reform issues also come out of Burnaby NDP associations.

The Ottawa Vanier NDP association cites Julian's M-42 10-percent ethanol bill in one of their policies.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NDP are legendary for not allowing amendments to resolutions (as per standard Roberts Rules of Order) during debate. At least with
the Conservatives and Liberals, amendments are allowed on resolutions.

The NDP crank out resolutions and associated convention materials by the kilogram resulting in a convention kit that is so heavy,
an Operating Engineer's Union member would be needed to be brought in the operate the crane to lift it. Then it would take
Teamsters to drive the truck back
to the delegate's home to deliver it.

Then there's the mantra of "Emergency Resolutions" or "Emergency Debate".

To the NDP, everything is an emergency.

But the NDP are legendary for talking and writing.

Conservatives and Liberals actually do stuff.

8/31/2006 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy to do talking and writing and ask for the sky when you know you will never win.

9/01/2006 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy to be arrogant and self-important, too.

9/03/2006 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the Policy Resolutions to be considered by the Dippers at their Quebec Convention:

Lots of neat things here

- privatising, public ownership,
two member ridings (represented by each gender), etc. etc.

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions2.pdf

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions3.pdf

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions4.pdf

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions5.pdf

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions6.pdf

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions7.pdf

9/06/2006 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the start, it begins with the NDP's view on the world:

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/ndp-resolutions1.pdf

9/06/2006 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys make me laugh. As is the case with the fiberals and the neocons conventions, there is a resolutions committee at the ndp convention, that in effect vets (weeds out) resolutions, so that nutty ones like the nanaimo constituency resolution comparing the canadian armed forces to terrorists, don't make the floor of convention.

And while I'm a supporter of the ndp, I don't necessarily like some of the viewpoints put forward by some of the people within the party. But much like the conservative party and the liberal party, the ndp is made up of people with a diverse range of interests.

And whenever you have a group of people in that regard, guess what, you're going to have some crackpot statements and issues come forward. Somewhat similar to the conservatives who want to re open the same sex marriage issue.

It's all part of the political game.

9/07/2006 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But much like the conservative party and the liberal party, the ndp is made up of people with a diverse range of interests."

Give it a rest. The NDP has never deviated from their basic socialist thought of making public crown corporations out of everything they see.

As for the Conservatives, the majority are medium blue fiscally
conservastive/socially responsible.

To a differernt extent the same goes for the neighours next door, the Federal Liberals.

"there is a resolutions committee at the ndp convention, that in effect vets (weeds out) resolutions, so that nutty ones like the nanaimo constituency resolution comparing the canadian armed forces to terrorists, don't make the floor of convention"

Watch for some of those nutty resolutions to make it to the floor.

The BC NDP doesn't even allow amendments to resolutions, the resolutions are taken "as is where is".

Face facts, the NDP does only one thing.

That's talk.

9/08/2006 8:00 PM  

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