Anti-poverty activists and poor people welcomed the NDP’s move to raise social assistance and disability rates but these increases still tail the skyrocketing costs of rent, food and other necessities.
Parties should take the first opportunity to defeat Clark, reverse tax cuts for the rich and corporations, take action for a sustainable environment and green jobs, and tackle housing and poverty crises.
The attempt to ride the far-right agenda of racist movements which helped Trump become president can be blocked by much wider and stronger unity, creating coalitions which include all progressive forces.
The world can slash greenhouse gas emissions, or pour trillions of dollars into fossil fuels and weapons of war. But we can’t do both. The choice is stark: human survival or death by militarism.
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