erikKi imagine i'll be pretty hooped for work in Canada if the ndp win.
NDP aren't stupid. They know that the energy and natural resources sector makes up something like 1/3 of Canada's exports and a large chunk of Canada's economy as a whole. It's not like they're going to start closing down mines and halting hydro projects. Let's not forget they're a party traditionally for the working class, so anything that looses the working class employment or employment opportunities goes against their values.
What might change is more regulations on future projects and longer wait times for project approvals since they're actually likely to take environmental assessments seriously.
Also they're not likely to sell raw and unextracted resources to foreign interests like the Conservatives have done, which is a terrible thing in the long run for the economy. How pissed will you be if China brings in 30,000 foreign workers making $5 an hour to develop their section of the bitumen sands they bought? Then having it all shipped directly through pipeline to the coast and tanker to China. Yes, there are immediate economic benefits to Canada in building the pipeline and selling the bituminous sands, but in the longrun it's just straight up retarded and does nothing good for the economy. It's moves like that you WON'T have to worry about with the NDP, but yea sure NDP are going loose everybody their jobs in the resource and energy industry.