What if Bernie Sanders won in Texas? That’s essentially what just happened in Canada’s Texas, the conservative province of Alberta. The winners? The most left-wing party in Canada, the New Democratic Party.
How did the NDP achieve this? With these promises:
- A $15/hr. minimum wage
- A ban on corporate donations for elections
- An increase of the corporate tax rate from ten to twelve percent
- A review of the royalties that oil, gas, and coal companies pay to government
- A phase out of coal power.
Democrats in America, take note. The New Democratic Party might just serve as a North Star.