NDP looks to ditch ‘socialism’

Word expected to be purged from party constitution at upcoming convention

According to a report in the Toronto Star, the NDP is planning to refresh the language of its constitution, a move which will include the removal of the word ‘socialist’ from the document. Where the party used to call for the establishment of “democratic socialism,” and decried profits and private ownership, its new mission statement will tout “an unwavering commitment to economic and social equality.” The change is one of many that are expected to be borne out of the party’s convention in Vancouver this weekend, though it’s already being criticized by the NDP’s “socialist caucus.”

Toronto Star

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