After the November 1988 “free trade” election, Canadian Auto Workers president Robert “Bob” White wrote a scathing critique of the New Democratic Party published in the May-June 1989 issue of This Magazine. To mark Bob White’s passing this past week, the Left & Labour Archive presents this reproduction of his article “From Defeat to Renewal: The NDP Tomorrow”.


Photograph: Thousands of labour-led protesters march on the Queenston-Lewiston border bridge to protest the proposed free trade deal. Photo by David Cooper, Toronto Star, 1988.