NPI and NDP: Did We Make a Difference?
The NPI coordinating committee has decided it will no longer meet. We'll be holding our last NPI public meeting on February 22, 2004 in Toronto.
Join Judy Rebick, Jim Stanford, Libby Davies, Jack Layton, and others for an afternoon of political discussion and debate, as we collectively evaluate the history and impact of the NPI, and the future of its ideas. We'll end the day with a social.
Last NPI Public Meeting
Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 12:00 noon
Ryerson University, Jorgensen Hall, Room A250
(east of Yonge, just south off of Gerrard)
12:00 p.m. - a political and personal evaluation of the NPI, for NPI supporters. Judy Rebick will moderate the discussion.
2:00 p.m. - panel discussion on "Is New Politics possible?". Jack Layton will speak, Jim Stanford, Merran Proctor, and Mick Panesar will respond. Everyone is welcome.
4:00 p.m. - the gathering will break into a social with food and drink, and more free-flowing discussion.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
What is the New Politics Initiative?
The New Politics Initiative is being organized
by a diverse assembly of Canadians who are
committed to the goal of creating a new
political party in Canada - a party dedicated to the
ideals of egalitarianism, solidarity, environmental
sustainability, community responsibility, and
socialism. We think the NDP should support
process which would ultimately lead to the
formation of a new progressive party.
We believe that this is a time of opportunity
the left in Canada. Despite years of neo-
restructuring in Canada, free-market capitalism
has not improved the lives of most Canadians
alone those in the Third World) or produced a
better relationship with our natural
We need an energetic and ambitious left party
stand up and say so!
But we need more than just a new party, we
need a new type of politics in Canada, one that
is participatory and empowers people and
communities to take collective action to
their lives. The New Politics Initiative seeks
build a party not just to contest elections,
also to fight more broadly for humane goals,
to support the day-to-day non-electoral
struggles of Canadians for justice, equality,
sustainability. We envision a party that is
connected in a meaningful way to the diverse
collection of activist movements organized at
grassroots, community level. That's what new
politics is all about.