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Monday, June 4, 2012

Where does the NDP stand on the monarchy? Not even they know

The NDP really can't figure out where they stand.  Just a few months ago they flip-flopped on marijuana, when Thomas Mulcair altered the NDP's pro-marijuana stance under Jack Layton.


Now they're flipping on Canada's monarchy.


Just yesterday NDP MP Pat Martin called the monarchy "old fashioned and outdated."


But today (I'm watching live right now) NDP MP Peter Stoffer said the Queen is a “symbol of grace and wonderful achievement."  He even stressed that they were Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.


So which is it?  Generally such a stance is codified in a party's constitution and/or policy document, such as the Conservative Party's and the Liberal Party's.


I'd be very interested in hearing from NDP supporters out there, who can't be happy that their party's leaders have continually flip-flopped on issue to issue, from MP to MP.


EDIT: my original post stated the NDP constitution was offline.  In fact there was an issue with viewing the document online: it has to be downloaded from the site in order to display properly.