World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 12 Mar, 2021 04:15 am

Canada’s New Democrats pledge to keep propping up Trudeau’s big business minority Liberal government

Canada’s New Democrats pledge to keep propping up Trudeau’s big business minority Liberal government
With the full-throated support of the trade unions, the ostensibly “left” NDP has helped prop up the Liberal government on every critical parliamentary vote since the 2019 election.

The announcement constitutes a guarantee from Canada’s social democrats to the ruling class that the Trudeau government will have a free hand to pursue it class war agenda.Singh’s support for the Trudeau government was so fulsome that he didn’t even bother to cover it up with bogus claims to be advancing “progressive” change and helping improve working people’s lives.On every critical parliamentary vote and political issue since the October 2019 election, the NDP has sided with the Trudeau government.The motion called for Biden to be given the honour of addressing a joint sitting of the House of Commons and Senate at the earliest opportunity, and urged the Trudeau government to deepen the decades-long Canada-US strategic partnership.

Responding to a virulent anti-China campaign mounted by the corporate media and openly encouraged by Washington, Canada’s social-democrats have repeatedly sided with the Conservative official opposition in demanding the Trudeau government adopt an even harder line towards China.New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh has vowed to prop up Canada’s Justin Trudeau-led minority Liberal government until the pandemic is over.

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