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Mar 30Liked by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

I was a member of NDP before 2015 and I thought it was the end of oils strangle hold on our province and was angry the NDP didn't raise royalty rates, or business taxes more. Contrary to conservative opinion the NDP did not make massive raises to taxes but, no more than two percent if I remember correctly, and royalties options the oil industry could swallow.

Yes there are NDP has members long in the tough, stuck in their ways, and don't want their beliefs changed. The world has changed however and so to must the NDP. Communism although a great ideal has proven to be fallible to the manipulations of power seekers. Capitalism as Hayek saw it is also a great ideal but has always been a tool of the powerful. Somewhere in the middle imo is the sweet spot and people must be willing stop listening to the ideology and base their decision on the evidence, even if it means voting for another party.

Yes we may have got rid of the old boys network, but now it's been replaced the corporate network.

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It seems so easy, and many NDP supporters I know think it should be easy to switch votes — but the reality is showing the opposite. I really like how Nenshi is approaching it because he’s beginning from that space of uncertainty and I think it will resonate well in circles I’ve been in. They aren’t running to be leader of the same party that elected Rachel Notley in 2014.

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Mar 30Liked by Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

spot on!

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Much appreciated!

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