By proposing and supporting Anglo-bashing legislation, the Ndp gives legitimacy to the French language supremacist agenda of the Bloc Quebecois and undermines English rights in Quebec and Canada.
The Ndp is a nasty collection of socialist wannabes whose message fluctuates according to the constituency. What little success the party enjoys is based on tailoring their platform to the local market, regardless if it jibes with national policy. As they say, different strokes for different folks.
In the west the Ndp is more Green than the Greens, promoting a granola agenda of feel-good environmentalism. In Ontario, they are the socialist party of the union, the downtrodden auto workers and working poor. In the Maritimes, they are the party of entitlement, pledging money without the tedious requirement of commensurate labour and in Quebec, they preach French language supremacy, with increased powers to be bestowed on the provincial government.
How else could one possibly explain the election of a Ndp member in the snobby Montreal riding of Outremont, where wealthy, professional Francophones intellectuals rule the roost, as well as electing a brother in arms in Acadie-Bathurst, which shares but one common trait, the French language. While Outremont is beautiful urban and successful, the northeastern Acadian part of the New Brunswick riding is the complete opposite, ugly and poor and basically hick, the armpit of the country with one of the most unpleasant and needy constituencies in the country. The sitting NDP MP Yvon Godin won his seat over the burning issue of the Federal government's cuts to Employment benefits, the major industry of the riding.
And so the Ndp says whatever it needs to, and supports whatever it has to, in order to eke out a living on the fringe of Parliament, seeking relevancy where there is none.
You'd think that the MP of this lovely riding, Yvon Godin, would have better things to do (perhaps stamp collecting, something he probably knows a lot about) rather than putting forth ridiculous proposals that would require all Supreme Court judges to be bilingual, another assault on English rights.
The proposition is so stupidly patronizing to French language militants that it defies logic. And so the Ndp proposal supported by Bloc, forced the Liberals to side with the idiots, knowing full well that the bill will be shot down in the senate. Thank God Harper stacked the deck in the Senate, otherwise Bill 101 would soon apply across the land.
In a country where 80% of the people are not bilingual, making bilingualism a criterion for eligibility to the highest court is the height of folly, an effort to garner style points and nothing else.
The whole exercise is just an effort to hurt the government politically, with the residual effect of giving comfort to the sovereignist camp given no thought. Thanks to the NDP, whatever support sovereignty does have in Quebec is reinforced through this affair.
This isn't the only betrayal that Anglo Quebeckers have suffered by the insufferable Knee-dippers.
Led by the thoroughly loathsome Quebec lieutenant "Oncle" Tom Mulcair, the NDP has supported an assault on English rights that is much more effective than anything the Bloc could ever put up, alone.
'Oncle' Tom has voiced a great love affair with Bill 101 and has supported the Bloc Quebecois proposal that Bill 101 be applied to federal civil servants working in Quebec. He himself has introduced a bill that would amend the Canada Labour Code to apply business "francization" rules of Bill 101 to companies operating in Quebec under federal jurisdiction.
'Oncle' Tom told a Montreal Gazette reporter that protection is needed for the rights of French-speaking employees of companies under federal jurisdiction in Quebec, but not for English-speaking employees. LINK
Of course the ever pliant Jack Layton supports anything his very own Quebec Anglo collaborationist has to say, ever fearful of losing his toehold in the province. The pandering to Quebec nationalists at the expense of Anglos is deemed acceptable collateral damage in the Ndp's pitiful quest for a seat or two in Quebec.
And so the Ndp remains more dangerous to national unity than the Bloc. They are a ragged collection of petty politicians more interested in being heard and keeping a job, than of doing anything constructive. 'Oncle' Tom Mulcair is so dedicated to protecting his meal ticket that throwing Anglos under the bus and tailoring his campaign to the tweed, pipe-smoking sovereignists of Outremont is a given, after all it's the Ndp way.