Jack The Decisive: We Should Go. No We Shouldn’t. OK, Maybe We Should.

[Globe and Mail] An internal caucus revolt has forced NDP leader Jack Layton to revise his party’s position for a second time on Canada’s participation at the United Nations conference on racism, to be held in Geneva next year.

A delegation of eight angry MPs told Mr. Layton the NDP’s call for Canada to take part in an event critics fear will degenerate into an anti-Semitic hatefest risks alienating the party’s traditional blue-collar voting base.

The NDP initially supported the Conservative government’s boycott of the event, dubbed Durban 2 after its predecessor in Durban, South Africa, in 2001. The first conference ended in acrimony after a number of resolutions critical of Israel were adopted.

The party is set to release a third position on Durban 2 in the next few days, in which it says Canada should not go unless it receives ironclad guarantees the conference will not become “hateful, anti-Semitic or Islamophobic.”

The rest.

We’ll hold our breath for the “ironclad guarantees.”

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