By Patrick Webber
Left History 2009
movement that had emerged in the New Democratic Party (NDP) the previous year.
Conflicting interpretations over the implementation of entryist theory, however, would also help split and destroy the NB Waffle by the end of 1971 and inflict lethal damage on the nascent Trotskyist movement in New Brunswick. The ultimate impact of the crisis in entryism provoked by the Trotskyist experience in
New Brunswick in 1970-71 was to raise major doubts about the theory and practice of entryism among Canadian Trotskyists, culminating in the fracturing of the League for Socialist Action (LSA), Canada’s pre-eminent Trotskyist organization.
The events that surrounded the NB Waffle therefore proved to be a turning point in the history of Trotskyist strategy in Canada.
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