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Since Andrew Potter pointed out how the NDP has itself to blame for being labelled a socialist party in The Economist (the principles of democratic socialism are much celebrated in the NDP’s constitution), I thought it would be a fun game to rename the other political parties in the country based on their constitutional declarations. So:

The Green Party becomes:

The Canadian Non-Violence Party, or

The Sustainability Party

pretty good

The Liberals might very well be:

The Rule of Law Party

The Historically Sustained Party

The Access to Full Information Party

(note, what exactly do the Liberals stand for?… this has to be the world’s least informative and most snooze inducing constitution)

But here come the Conservatives, bringing the goods:

The Fiscal Accountability Party

The Legitimate Self-Interestists

The Worship and Assembly Party

The Security and Privacy Party of Canada

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