Defeating Harper: Can we build on a historic rejection of Harperism?

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 17:00

When: Sunday September 27th, 1pm
Where: CSI Annex, The Garage, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

* Hassan Husseini is a union activist and works for the Public Service Alliance of Canada
* Natalie Mehra is an activist with the Ontario Health Coalition.
* Corvin Russell is an activist and writer based in Toronto. Most recently his work has focued on Indigenous rights.

What is the significance of the current federal election? Clearly, there is a deep and popular sentiment that Stephen Harper and the Conservative government needs to be defeated. The catalogue of anti-democratic, pro-business, imperialist, and anti-equality policies is enormous. But is the rejection of Harperism and his increasingly authoritarian policy regime a possible turning point in the popular mood? What opportunities might this open up for the Left? If the NDP is suddenly in government or in a coalition with the Liberals, what does this raise about how unions in particular should respond? Should the progressive and social movements consolidate the NDP's power, or is this the moment to aggressively challenge a new government?  What concrete steps might the Left take to further its organizational capacities campaigns?

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CSI Annex, The Garage
720 Bathurst Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 47.3796" N, 79° 24' 38.9808" W
Ontario CA

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