Fifty years later, the Waffle leaves blueprint for a progressive nationalism

Mel Watkins

The following remarks were submitted by Mel Watkins to the panel presented by the Society of Socialist Studies on June 6, 2019 at the Congress of Humanities and Social Science.

I am delighted that the Waffle is being remembered and thereby lives on at least in scholarly circles. I regret that my age and health preclude my being with you.

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary gives an excellent description of the Waffle:

"a caucus of NDP members organized in 1969 to promote a...

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