The political left in Canada, like in many other countries, is undergoing dramatic change. Over the past few years, the New Democratic Party and other social groups associated with the left in Canada have been meeting in conferences, workshops, discussions. The unprecedented success of the Liberal party under Jean Chretien in winning a third majority government has challenged the viability of many movements and parties. This book is a collection of original essays by the most eminent thinkers associated with the New Democratic Party and the political left in Canada.
Howard Aster taught at McMaster University, Carleton University and McGill University in the Department of Political Science, has served as a consult to numerous government departments in Canada and to cultural organizations, is the author or editor of eleven books and has published over 100 articles.