Erin Weir accused of harassment 2
Quote:“The real question is what Mr. Singh intends," Mr. Weir said in a phone interview from Ottawa. "Will he ignore more than 2,000 NDP members in Regina–Lewvan and appoint his own candidate?” [...]
Mr. Weir also denounced Mr. Singh’s comments this week dismissing a letter signed by more than five-dozen former Saskatchewan NDP MLAs and MPs in support of Mr. Weir. The NDP Leader suggested he would not be intimidated by people of “privilege.”
“I find it disappointing Mr. Singh has tried to dismiss 67 long-serving Saskatchewan NDP MPs and MLAs as ‘privileged’ rather than engaging with the substantial concerns they raised about the lack of due process and common sense they raised,” Mr. Weir said.
Good for Weir. Keep fighting.
voice of the damned wrote:Also, is the federal party actually constituted as a "parent organization" vis-a-vis the provincial parties? Do the latter have some obligation to align their policies with the former, but not vice-versa? (Sincere question)
No. Note "principles" not "policies".
Each province of Canada shall have a fully autonomous provincial Party, provided its constitution and principles are not in conflict with those of the Federal Party.
So, basically, they can have different or even contradictory policies from the federal party, as long as their stated principles are the same. That would seem to allow quite a bit of leeway.