OTTAWA -- The NDP is in hot water over an MP's writings that praise communist pacifism and criticize Canada's participation in the First World War.
Writing on a left-wing Quebec blog, New Democrat MP Alexandre Boulerice mocked the conflict as "a purely capitalist war on the backs of the workers and peasants.
"The only ones to have refused this butchery, to have rejected the call of the 'sacred union' within each nation, were communist activists," Boulerice wrote in his 2007 posting on the blog Presse-toi à gauche (Hurry to the left).
Boulerice also sniped at Canadian soldiers involved in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, claiming that "thousands of poor wretches were slaughtered to take possession of a hill." Almost 3,600 Canadians died in the battle to take the strategic Vimy Ridge from the heavily entrenched German forces of Kaiser Wilhelm on April 9, 1917.
This is not the first time the fanatic Boulerice has embarrassed Canada`s socialist Opposition party. Last year, as a rookie MP, he endorsed the terroist-enablers on the Sea Hitler Gaza boat who attempted to break Israel`s arms blockade of the Iranian-proxy terror group Hamas. When the support of the new MP for the Quebec riding of Rosemont la Petit-Partie became public, under pressure from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, Boulerice withdrew his endorsement, but left no doubt about where his sympathies lay.