Is Canada’s ‘Left’ Marching To The Beat of America’s Imperial Drum?
For the Real News Network, I speak to Canadian author and activist Yves Engler about his new book, “Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada.”
As Yves explains, the leadership of the NDP and other establishment figures of Canada’s ‘left’ have a lengthy history of vigorous support for Western imperialism.
A case in point is the NDP leadership’s attitude toward Israel and Russia: the NDP’s foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdiere has called on the Canadian government to impose harsher sanctions on Russia for annexing Crimea, but at the NDP’s most recent convention, Ms. Laverdiere was opposed to holding a debate on a resolution calling for modest sanctions on Israel, which has annexed the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem in flagrant violation of international law.
The first part of my two-part discussion with Yves can be seen here: