Thursday, August 27, 2015

On statements of values

It's true that a party's policy book is not the same as its election platform.

But it's also true that there is more to a party than a single campaign or platform. And considering that the difference between a policy book and a platform can be pointed out in a single sentence, I'm hard-pressed to see what the NDP stands to gain by limiting access to the policy goals developed by its members.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Full disclosure - I'm firmly in the NDP Camp.
    A few days ago - I was arguing a point of "policy on the fly" where a dated statement by Tom Mulcair covered a specific situation but didn't restate all the core NDP policy positions - which cover the big picture very well.
    I went looking for the Policy Book which had been quoted chapter and verse in the quite recent past. The link was broken and I had not downloaded a copy. Others online tried to help but with the same broken link.
    I wrote online to explaining that the link was broken. Could they place give me a new link to where they had moved it. No response. Then today - someone in the media must have picked up on this discussion and tried to "make play" with it.
    Someone on issues management should have picked up on this when I contacted them.
    Instead - I got some snarky presumably backroom / War Room Juvenile #BoyInShortPants dismissing this whole thing as the silliest issue brought up thus far in the campaign.
    My reaction was to cut off communication for donations to the party with the reason being - THEY DO NOT LISTEN" Best way to get anyone's attention I fid - is to cut off their revenue source!

    Wascally Wabbit