Why CUPE supports the NDP

… in short, because we kind of ARE the NDP.

Did you know that the New Democratic Party was formed in 1961 when the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) united to form one, worker-focused political party?

I think every Canadian knows the name of Tommy Douglas. He’s famous for being the founder of medicare in Canada, and the first leader of the NDP

We are inextricably linked to the NDP. To this day, the values of our unions, and the values of the Alberta NDP, and the federal NDP, are all in alignment.

You can read more about it in this Canadian Encyclopedia entry.