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The Ndp And Its Inability To Garner Support Among The Poor.

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The New Democratic Party views themselves as democratic socialists and the defenders of the economically disadvantaged. Democratic socialism seeks to liberate the individual from the inequalities and exploitation of the capitalist system and believes in equality of the condition not just of the opportunity. They don't believe in privatization and believe that the well being of citizens is the most important goal. The NDP is associated with the left and with that comes ideas about egalitarianism and collectivism. Why then would the people that the NDP are fighting for not regularly vote for their policies? I believe that because their political ideology and agenda is so focused on only one social class of people, this alienates and scares a lot of people. There is also a stigmatization associated with the NDP, which some people might not want to be a part of. The fact that the NDP is very structured in its ideas and principles makes it a very serious and potentially radical vote. If the NDP were to broaden their campaign and try to appeal to more than one social class they would receive more support.
The principles of the NDP are based on providing for the lower class. However, there just isn't a big enough lower class society to have any type of impact on Election Day. The NDP has most of there support on the Atlantic coast. This is mostly due to the Maritimes high unemployment rates. This same result can be found throughout the country. If you go province to province the higher the unemployment rate is the higher the support is for the NDP. This is where the NDP has made a great mistake because by focusing only on the economically disadvantaged they have limited themselves to only one-third of Canada's voting class. While there might be one-third of the population in Canada that is under the poverty line that means that there is still two-thirds of the population that aren't. Let's take Ontario as an example. Ontario has an unemployment rate of 5.7% and the support of the NDP in the province is only 8.3%. This shows that the support doesn't vary far from the unemployment rate. If you look at all the provinces the same pattern is seen over and over.
It is established that the NDP relies on lower class Canadians to vote them into office. However, this does not seem to be happening. There are several reasons why this might be true. One is that generally no one wants to categorize him or herself as "poor" or lower class. There is a stigmatization that goes along with the NDP that you are on the lower end of the...

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