The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership.
The SC believes that in order to attain power, the NDP must connect with working class people, wage earners and equity-seeking groups like never before. This means championing socialist policies that can capture the dreams and aspirations of millions of people in Canada and around the world.
The SC holds an annual convention every year which includes panel discussions, debates and preparations for the NDP federal convention.
2012 Federal NDP Socialist Caucus Convention
Registration: $5.00 (or pay what you can)
“Pipelines and Trade Deals: Where does the NDP Stand?”
Guest speakers: Vanessa Gray is a youth organizer from Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the founder of the Green Teens, a youth environmental club from Sarnia, Ontario.
Jen Mills is a member of the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and a PhD student in Environmental Studies at York University.
John Orrett is President of Thornhill NDP and a Steering committee member of the NDP Socialist Caucus.
12 – 1 p.m.
Resolutions The conference will update and supplement SC resolutions on many topics, including pension reform, public ownership, green energy conversion, taxing big wealth, pipelines, trade deals, solidarity with Palestine, opposition to the imperial wars of occupation, for greater democracy in the NDP, and for the strengthening of workers' rights across Canada. The NDP Federal Convention is set for Montreal, April 12-14, 2013. We will discuss strategy and tactics to advance socialist policies within the NDP across the country.
SC Candidates for Federal NDP Executive positions elected at Convention.
Elections....to welcome new members to the Socialist Caucus Federal Steering Committee and to the S.C. Ontario Steering Committee.
Adjournment. Social at a nearby pub.