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Offline Queefer Sutherland

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Re: Kenny Resigns as Leader of UCP
« on: May 21, 2022, 02:40:26 am »
All parties are lurching that way.

Identity politics doesn't count, because those seem to generally move in one direction: more freedom, less prejudice etc.

But if you follow the money they are all going right.  In the 1970s the NDP used to campaign on nationalizing automobile manufacturers and the Liberals had a hard principle of universality of benefit programs.

The continued spoonfeeding of Canadian business seems to be predicated on the idea that if they can only make 10% profits and not 20% then they won't invest and will leave Canada.

Disagree.  The left is moving left, the right is moving right.  Compared to 20-30 years ago, the Liberals are moving to the left, as are Democrats since there's more socialism-supporting elected Democrats now (the squad etc).  The Liberals are creating socialized daycare, pharmacare, dental care, and have clearly moved to the left socially.  And yes identity politics counts.  Increased government policy pushing equity for disadvantaged groups is left-wing policy.  They still sellout to big money though so you have a point about that.

It seems that all parties moved rightwing economically starting in the Reagan/Thatcher 80's, so you're right about that, but the left is now going more left economically and socially, and the right is going right pretty hard socially.
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