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Unite the right? Who cares!
CAP ADOPTS PROPOSAL TO MERGE WITH NDP TO FORM BIG, NEW, PROGRESSIVE, PRO-CANADA PARTY
Delegates to the Canadian Action Party Biennial Convention held in Toronto on the weekend unanimously endorsed a resolution to merge with the NDP to form the nucleus of a big, new, progressive pro-Canada party. The new party would be designed to attract progressives and patriots from the Progressive Conservative, Liberal, Alliance, Green, Bloc and other parties.
“There is too much talk about ‘uniting the right’ and not enough about ‘uniting the rest,’” said Paul Hellyer, CAP’s Leader. "After reading an account of Paul Martin’s speech to the Metropolitan Montreal Board of Trade it is clear that his party should be renamed the conservative Liberals.
“Three conservative parties in Canada are too many,” Hellyer added, "especially when about 70 percent of the total electorate are ‘left of right’ in their basic philosophy…
[comment: Paul Hellyer was the 2nd-youngest cabinet minister ever; he was a member of the St Laurent government in the 50s]

here’s the rest:
http://www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=169

& the CAP resolutions:
RESOLUTION #1 - ONE BIG PARTY
RESOLUTION #2 - UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
RESOLUTION #3 - The U.S. NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
RESOLUTION #4 - PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION
RESOLUTION #5 - MEDIA CONCENTRATION
RESOLUTION #6 - GOVERNMENT-CREATED MONEY
RESOLUTION #7 - EQUAL TREATMENT FOR SINGLE PARENTS
& here are the details:
http://www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=162

After all that feedback from so many sources, he still doesn`t get it…

DREAM ON THEN!

Dream on?

Why? Those are all things which made Canada one of the best countries in the world until 1984 when Mulroney took over. Hellyer has been incredibly consistent over the last 50 years, so whem he says something, I think he means it.

Live in your bubble then. I think from now on in your case I`ll shut up in your case and leave your arguments be the victim of the ostracism process already in place.

Here’s some more:

It’s now or never for those of us who want a mainline party which is not dominated by big business. The new leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister in waiting, Paul Martin, is the head of the “dream team” for the transnationals. That’s the reason they gave him more than $10
million in campaign donations - more than a million after he had the leadership sewn up - which says something about their ethics.
Not content with a Liberal Party that supports deeper economic and military integration with the U.S., and the surrender of more of our sovereignty under the WTO and the planned Free Trade Area of the Americas, the big money boys decided to hedge their bets by “uniting the right” so that any future government would not rock the corporate boat. The recipients of patronage jobs might change, but nothing else would.
So the man most responsible for Canada’s loss of independence, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, was picked as puppet-master to broker a deal between the Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party. It didn’t matter that PC leader Peter MacKay had given David Orchard his word that there would be no deal. When the big money boys (and girls) like Mulroney, Peter White, Belinda Stronach and others made it clear that the two parties had to unite, or there would be no money for either, the puppets bowed and obeyed.
Although David Orchard, with the tacit support of Joe Clark, will fight the merger by every means available, the odds are five to o-ne that big money will prevail.
That will leave the majority of Canadians without anyone they can happily vote for. We are tired of governments catering to the rich and powerful and paying little heed to the wishes of ordinary citizens. We are tired of the continued sell-off of our industries and resources to foreign interests. We are tired of becoming tenants in our own home and fearing that the worst is yet to come and that we will wind up being annexed by the U.S.
But who will save us? The NDP might like to try but there is no way they can do it o-n their own. There are literally millions of Canadians who, for o-ne reason or another, will neither join nor vote for the NDP. Yet millions of those same people would vote for a big new, mainline progressive pro-Canada party not beholden to either big business or labour.
That is the reason that the NDP must accept CAP’s offer to merge to form the nucleus of a party which would become the natural home for progressives and patriots from the Progressive Conservative, Liberal, Green, Alliance, Bloc Quebecois and all other parties. There has to be a mainline party which embraces the hopes and aspirations of all Canadians who are “left of right”.
The potential for such a party is unlimited. The urgency is immediate and real. If enough of us get together we can write the next chapter of Canadian political history by creating it.
Paul T. Hellyer, Leader

Do you actually lift or just come on here to post about political stuff on a weightlifting forum…?