NDP turns on Maduro to save face

NDP shifts position on ‘sensitive’ Venezuela issue despite differences inside party

OTTAWA — In the midst of public pressure, the federal NDP offered its clearest position yet on the evolving situation in Venezuela Tuesday, distancing itself from Canadian labour groups who appear sympathetic to authoritarian president Nicolas Maduro.

Foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere told the National Post that she speaks for her party when she says she’s “comfortable” with Canada recognizing a new, interim president in Juan Guaido. But it has proved a murky issue for the NDP to navigate.

Maduro is a thug and has to go but the Justin and Jaggy show is just silly posturing, also costly to tax payers thanks to Trudeau’s largesse with our money.