The LEAP Manifesto is a document that espouses heavy socialism and social engineering. The Federal NDP have just voted to adopt it as a “high-level statement of values”. It’s a document that is explicitly anti-fossil fuel, anti-development and anti-Alberta.
“The new iron law of energy development must be: if you wouldn’t want it in your backyard, then it doesn’t belong in anyone’s backyard. That applies equally to oil and gas pipelines; fracking in New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia; increased tanker traffic off our coasts; and to Canadian-owned mining projects the world over.”
Ok. So the LEAP Manifesto is a document that stands to put an end to almost every major industry in Canada. The trades unions must be outraged, right? How could they not be? This document stands to put thousands of welders, pipefitters, pipeliners, equipment operators, coal miners, plant workers, carpenters, rig hands, truckers and teamsters out of work. Unions always stand up for the little blue collar guy, right? Wrong.
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour signed onto the LEAP Manifesto without a second thought to screwing over the unemployment Saskatchewan pipeliners they represent.
The Toronto York Region Labour Council signed on and so did the National Farmers Union.
The United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council signed the LEAP Manifesto. Should someone tell the union that steel is made using coal and mining?
The Vancouver District Labour Council signed LEAP.
Sid Ryan, formerly of the Ontario Federation of Labour signed the LEAP Manifesto, perhaps because he couldn’t give a damn about all those Ontario Auto Workers that will be unemployed when the LEAPers make everyone stop using cars.
I wonder how many union members would choose to join a union that support policies that would make them all unemployed? I bet not many.