Terrence Corcoran, on the NDP's roots and Hidden Agenda, in the Financial Post.
More specifically, the “principles of democratic socialism” that guide the party, according to its 2003 Constitution, include:
- That the production and distribution of goods and services shall be directed to meeting the social and individual needs of people within a sustainable environment and economy and not to the making of profit;
- To modify and control the operations of the monopolistic productive and distributive organizations through economic and social planning. Towards these ends and where necessary, the extension of the principle of social ownership….
- The New Democratic Party is proud to be associated with the democratic socialist parties of the world and to share the struggle for peace, international co-operation and the abolition of poverty.
It's Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm all over again. But now the pigs have renamed themselves as The New Democratic Party.