Friday, January 26, 2007

Class Politics Making a Comeback?

The Federal NDP's new crusade against ATM banking fees is a welcome development for folks who yearn for more class politics in Canada. The Ontario NDP's campaign to boost Ontario's minimum wage to $10 per hour has also been welcome development. It has generated major buzz here and here. Of note, John Tory's position on increases in the minimum wage is more progressive than Sorbara's. Sadly, so-called "progressive" bloggers like this aspiring Liberal politician and this well known Liberal blogger have positioned themselves to the right of the Tories on this issue. Looks like the NDP is developing good wedge issues, let's hope the party continues on this route.