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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

The BC NDP's disgraceful week

It is hard to get one's mind around the last week in the life of John Horgan's right-wing NDP government. Needless-to-say a variety of left posers who are invested in the NDP project are still trying to claim leftists should continue to try to push the party "left" despite the grotesque events at Wet’suwet’en and the government's rejection of a proper sick day leave policy under corporate pressure.

On the sick day front, even Unifor National President Jerry Dias, who showed up for a Doug Ford press conference, called out Horgan and crew.

"It is a failure in leadership. According to the Horgan government, ten paid sick days is good enough for the federal sector but not good enough for the majority of B.C.'s most vulnerable workers."

Their press release was quite blunt: "The provincial government has failed the B.C. workers by succumbing to pressure from employers to minimize paid sick days".

The paid sick day quisling capitulation is predictable, but low:

The appalling actions of the government allowing the RCMP to run riot in Wet’suwet’en is far worse. It shows, yet again, what a fraud their entirely fake commitment to "reconciliation" is.

The colonial violence and brutality would be shocking if we had not already seen it in 2020 and did not already know that the BC NDP government authorized it: The Left Chapter: Turns out the BC NDP government authorized the RCMP attack into Wet'suwet'en after all

It is actually just par for the course.

As we already looked at in Federal NDP Wet’suwet’en statement is a masterclass in BS, the federal NDP is all-in on this front, refusing to call out the BC NDP at all while pretending to be concerned by the RCMP's actions.

Titanic hypocrite Charlie Angus drew well deserved ridicule when he tried to get in on the faux outrage partisan act:

Despite some sad, plaintive wails to the contrary, this IS the NDP and it is not going to change. It is how the NDP has governed anywhere it has "won" elections in the neo-liberal era from Ontario to Nova Scotia, BC, Alberta and Manitoba where they squandered being in "power" for a generation.

To ask leftists to continue to tilt at windmills or to go once more into the breach is worse than a waste of time, it is, as these most recent events show yet again, a sick joke.


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