Social Ownership and Economic Democracy

Whereas 62 people own more wealth than half the worlds population

And whereas social ownership is a necessary precondition for making Canada a vibrant economic and social democracy with full employment and an equitable distribution of income and power;

And whereas increased economic democracy would contribute greatly to social justice, greater efficiencies, and most importantly, improve the quality of life of working people and the population as a whole

Therefore Be It Resolved that the NDP is committed to actively campaign for and implement social ownership, including but not limited to the following industries: steel, communications, energy, natural resources, transportation and will create a federal public bank and insurance corporation,

Therefore Be It Further Resolved that these industries base themselves on the principles of economic democracy, with direct election of branch/plant managers and enterprise directors, with meaningful consumer participation in the decision-making process.

Propriete sociale et Democratie economique

ATTENDU QUE les grandes societes et institutions financieres sont anti-democratiques et hierarchiques, valorisant les benefices et le pouvoir aux depens des interets des citoyens et de l’environnement;

Et ATTENDU QUE la propriete sociale est un prealable necessaire pour le controle democratique de l’economie, le plein emploi et une repartition equitable des revenus et des pouvoirs;

Et ATTENDU QUE le controle ouvrier contribuerait grandement a la justice economique, aux efficiences plus grandes, et a plus forte raison, il ameliorerait la qualite de vie des travailleurs et nos allies;

IL EST RESOLU QUE le NPD s’engage a faire campagne pour la socialisation de la propriete, y compris mais pas limite aux industries suivantes: banques, manufactures, communications, energies, soins de santé, assurances, medicaments, ressources naturelles, et transports de masse;

IL EST RESOLU EN OUTRE QUE ces industries soient controlees et gerees de facon democratique, soit par leurs employes, en instituant l’election directe des gerants d’atelier et directeurs d’entreprise, avec le droit de rappel par leurs electeurs;

IL EST RESOLU EN OUTRE QUE l’on integre une participation significative de la part des consommateurs dans l’administration.

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