PARLIAMENT HILL—The first nationwide opinion poll on back-to-work legislation for postal workers puts the NDP on the hot seat, with 70 per cent of Canadians supporting the measure.I'm not surprised by this. NDP supports CUPW because unions are a big part of the NDP base and you don't want to do anything to tick them off They supported CAW in the Air Canada strike too.
But the poll taken Monday of 2,354 Canadians found that despite overwhelming support for the federal government’s bill to legislate an end the dispute, two-thirds of the respondents also opposed privatization of Canada Post.
“I think it puts the NDP in a squeeze,” Forum Research pollster Lorne Bozinoff told The Hill Times on Tuesday morning as MPs began debating Bill C-6, which proposes to impose wage settlements on 48,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers that are lower than the last offer from Canada Post.
The NDP seem to be most of the time off side with most Canadians. If last weekend's convention was any indication of a party aiming for the ultimate prize they're not going anywhere soon. They're going to have to develop a sense of common sense. That's where most Canadian are.