THE MIDDLE. All the main political parties in Canada court the thick middle class of Canadian society. It's a mark of our general prosperity that such a healthy target is there, receptive to political messages and reliable as a voting class. The NDP is no different, although we do have a larger group of working and struggling underclass people and activists participating in our movement. The real difference I think is that we are the middle that can understand that a society geared solely to the needs and wants of the middle class is a society that allows too many thousands of our people to suffer and become forgotten. We can "get over ourselves", reject the selfish tax cut programs that strip funding from the needy, the single moms, the new Canadians. It is among these Middle voters that positive thoughtful political change can happen. We keep up the pressure on the environment and clean energy and affordable education. And we convince others that we can live comfortably without letting the corpratist agenda hold sway in our national affairs.
About the Author
Timothy Ellis is a writer, campaign manager, and grassroots activist. He has worked for the Bernie Sanders campaign, the NDP, and helped lead the international fight against the TPP.