New Democratic Party (NDP)

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Against Sectarianism: The Challenge of the Labor Party
Shier, W.; Levi, A., Jennings, J.
Article
1974
Members of the Socialist League argue that Trotskyist-socialists should continue to work within the NDP with the goal of winning the ranks of the NDP to a socialist program.
Agrarian Socialism: The Cooperative Commonwealth in Saskatchewan: A Study in Political Sociology
Lipset, Seymour Martin
Book
1950
A study of the social background of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, which in 1944 became to first government with avowed socialist goals to be elected to office in Canada. The...
Alex in Wonderland
Macdonald, Alex
Book
1993
The Anatomy of a Party: The National CCF 1932-1961
Young, Walter D.
Book
1961
A history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation focusing on the relationship between the CCF as a movement and as a political party.
The Buzz Hargrove election controversy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2005
We aren't obligated to vote NDP no matter what the circumstances.
Can the NDP be Socialist?
Rosenblum, Simon
Article
1978
Simon Rosenblum argues that the left should work to transform the NDP, not ignore it.
Canada: Activists Face the Future: Against The Current vol. 91
Moorsom, Toby
Article
2001
Electoral politics present challenging problems for labor movements all over the world. In the absence of strong working class parties, labor activists are often compelled to support parties that impl...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis
Penner, Norman
Book
1977
The main focus of the book is the emergence and development of Canadian socialist thought. Penner examines the origins of the Communist Party of Canada and its ideological base and the beginings and d...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - July 1975: Volume III Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
Laxer, Michael
Article
2015
It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
Fidler, Richard
Article
2016
The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the N...
Debating the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
Activists seeking radical change need to understand that it is fruitless to base their strategies on the assumption that the NDP can be the vehicle for achieving their goals.
The Dilemma of Canadian Socialism: The C.C.F. in Ontario
Caplan, Gerald L.
Book
1973
The history of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Ontario, set in the context of the national movement.
Douglas, Tommy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Canadian social democratic politician, CCF premier of Saskatchean and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1904-1986).
Essays on the Left: Essays in Honour of T.C. Douglas
Lapierre, Laurier
Book
1971
Essays collected as a tribute to T.C. Douglas on the occasion of his retirement ad leader of the New Democratic Party.
Giving Away a Miracle: Lost Dreams, Broken Promises and the Ontario NDP
Ehring, George; Roberts, Wayne
Book
A history of the Ontario NDP through the days of Stephen Lewis, Michael Cassidy and Bob Rae and how their ideas helped shape the party. They examine how the NDP transitioned itself from being a "movem...
Grace: The Life of Grace MacInnis
Lewis, S.P.
Book
1993
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Imagine Democracy
Rebick, Judy
Book
2000
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
Just winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
if there is a new government, it will come to power with the extreme right wing more entrenched than ever before.... Aggressive organizations are determined to maintain policies that tend to reward th...
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
Letter to Canadian Dimension
Murtagh, P.
Article
1982
The left of the NDP consists of a scraggly band of public service union bureaucrats, almost as out of touch with their union membership as the right wing, and a declining number of socialist academics...
Losing Toronto: How Olivia Chow and the left may be giving away an election
Laxer, Michael
Article
2014
As we head into the Labour Day weekend that may be accurately deemed to be the start of the homestretch of Toronto's very long mayoral and council election season, the news is not good for leftists or...
Louder Voices: The Corporate Welfare Bums
Lewis, David
Book
1972
NDP leader Davis Lewis provides facts and analysis to support his charge that "government and big business are holding hands -- in your pocket."
Grace MacInnis
Article
1992
Canadian politician and feminist: obituary in the Connexions Digest.
Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour: The CIO, The Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956
Abella, Irving
Book
1973
A history of the Canadian Congress of Labour and of the CIO in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. The author raises many significant questions concerning the presence of American unions in Canada and...
NDP: The Dream of Power
Morton, Desmond
Book
1974
A history of Canada's New Democratic Party from its origins to 1973.
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
New Democratic Party: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Whitehorn, Alan
Article
A social democratic party and a member of the Socialist International.
The New Left in Canada
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1970
A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
No Bankers in Heaven: Remembering the CCF
Melynk, Olenka
Book
1989
An oral history of men and women who devoted themselves to building the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Off the Record: The CCF in Saskatchewan
Higginbottom, C.H.
Book
1968
An insider's account of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan.
On the Defeat of Megan Leslie & Peter Stoffer
Hutt, James
Article
2015
What happened on Monday is proof of how divorced from reality we are. Progressives, radicals, the Left, whatever you call the people who believe in and strive for deep social change - we are disconnec...
Our Canada: The Story of the New Democratic Party Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Heaps, Leo
Book
1991
A rosy view of Canada's New Democratic Party.
A Prophet in Politics: A Biography of J.S. Woodsworth
McNaught, Kenneth
Book
1959
A biography of the Canadian socialist who became the first leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Rae Days: The Rise and Follies of the NDP
Walkom, Thomas
Book
1994
An account of Bob Rae's New Democratic Party government in Ontario.
Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History
McKay, Ian
Book
2005
McKay looks at the history of the left in Canada as a series of experiments in "living otherwise" -- efforts to work out ways of life and thought strategically opposed to the prevailing liberal-capita...
Red Menace #3: Volume 2, Number 2 - Spring 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Right on the Marx
Rosenfeld, Herman
Article
1990
The shared vision articulated by Ulli Diemer will never attain an organized and effective form unless it can be concretized into a series of political programmes, and eventually made real through one ...
Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election
Laxer, Michael
Article
2015
With just under two weeks to go until election day, anti-capitalist leftists are in something of a quandary.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
Book
1989
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
Unity brings strength
Huggett, Howard
Article
1989
The NDP puts too much emphasis on electioneering and not enough on economic action.
Waffle: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Watkins, Mel
Article
A group established in 1969 as a left-wing caucus within the New Democratic Party.
The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
Article
1969
The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
Waiting for Democracy: A Citizen's Journal
Salutin, Rick
Book
1989
Rick Salutin's account of the pivotal 1988 "free trade" election. Waiting for Democracy makes a strong case that our political system is anything but democratic, though it offers little hope of changi...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
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The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

Sources Library

NDP campaign enters panic mode
Needham, Fraser
2015
If in politics a week can be a lifetime, a month can be an eternity -- especially in an election campaign.
New Democratic Party
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The New Democratic Party, commonly referred to as the NDP, is a social democratic political party in Canada. The party is regarded as falling on the left in the Canadian political spectrum.

From the Connexions Archives

The Great Car Insurance Crash
Glasbeek, Harry
Article
1991
The Ontario NDP's backpedalling from public auto insurance demonstrates that this government doesn't want to take the drivers seat.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...