Caught this over at Red Tory
It’s time for the NDP to take on more maturity, he says, and drop the “New.” He wants it to be called simply the Democratic Party, which would link it to the U.S. Democrats. “It’s something that I’m personally proposing and will pursue,” says Mr. Byers. “I’ve been talking to people. It resonates.”
Well isn’t that awesome! What just in time for SPP? Oh wait isn’t the NDP supposed to be against that?
“In many ways, Barack Obama’s platform is close to Jack Layton’s platform.”
Interesting, since we all know that there is huge disconnect between American and Canadian leftist politics. Could be why I feel such a huge disconnect from the party.
This quote seals the fact that this is not the party I knew.
Getting rid of the “New” would have the paradoxical impact of modernizing the party. As an added blessing, it would expunge from the lexicon the dreary and weary NDP acronym, one that conjures up refugees and communists.
This would seem a perfect new logo