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Rachel Notley announces run for the leadership of Alberta's NDP Special

Edmonton - In a move that did not surprise many, Rachel Notley announced on June 16 that she is running for the leadership of Alberta's NDP.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Egypt court bans top Mubarak partisans from running for office

Cairo - An Egyptian court Tuesday banned senior members of the now-dissolved National Democratic Party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak from running in upcoming parliamentary elections, a judicial source said.
In the Media by AFP

Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Canadian position on Syria

Ottawa - After US Secretary of State, John Kerry explained the grounds for a limited military strike against Syria in response to what he called Assad's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: NDP and leader Mulcair move party toward the center

Montreal - The NDP accepted a revised preamble to their constitution that still contains the word "socialism" but only in a historical context. There is no talk of replacing "capitalism" no critique of the "profit" motive only plenty of progressive rhetoric.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Review: CBC's 'Jack' is an uncritical valentine to the late NDP leader Special

Is it too soon for a TV movie about Jack Layton? Yes – but the reason has nothing to do with sensitivity about the Canadian political leader's relatively recent passing. It's more about balance: nobody's ready for a fully objective depiction yet.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Op-Ed: Canada — The politics of carbon tax, sustainable energy, economy

Ottawa - According to the Sustainable Prosperity think tank ten of Canada's top energy companies already factor in a carbon price into their business planning. They say it is necessary to manage risks arising from future carbon restraints.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 8 comments

Rick Roberts recreates the essence of Jack Layton in new CBC bio Special

Toronto - For any actor, playing a real-life celebrity is a tricky job. Especially when it's a well-loved, progressive politician who passed away less than two years ago. Like Canadian NDP leader Jack Layton, who's getting the biopic treatment from CBC.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Toronto paves way for Jack Layton Way Special

Toronto - The City of Toronto unveiled the Jack Layton Way to honour the former federal NDP leader and Ward 30 councillor who passed away in August 2011. A new saying was also revealed: “The Jack Layton Way.”
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Morris - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Canada-Combative LPC candidates challenge Trudeau's credentials

Mississauga - The gloves came off in Mississauga, ON yesterday during the third liberal party (LPC) leadership debate. While the first two debates were a liberal love in, front runner Justin Trudeau was challenge on his privileged background.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Poll indicates that Trudeau factor no major impact except in LPC

Ottawa - While the name factor has been a factor in US politics, with political dynasties like the Bush's and Clinton's, a recent poll indicates that the candidacy of Justin Trudeau has had little impact outside the Liberal Party of Canada.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Nanos Poll: Justin Trudeau Liberals pass NDP, close in on PC

Justin Trudeau's Leadership bid for head of the Liberal Party of Canada witnesses a popular reaction in a national poll, some strong new rivals looking for the same job, and a stern warning from The G&M's John Ibbitson and Beware the Bilderbergers!
In the Media by Richard Mccallum - 3 comments

Will Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty call a summer election?

Toronto - Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty issued a stern statement late Thursday afternoon after the opposition parties united to "gut the government's budget bill." The three-term premier warned of a snap election if the budget is not supported.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Canadian NDP MP Pierre Jacob On The Record Special

Ottawa - Pierre Jacob , a newly elected MP for the riding of Brome- Missisquoi in Quebec's Eastern Townships speaks to Digital Journal about the current NDP Leadership Race, fracking, cannabis in Quebec, and more in a 10 question interview.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Mccallum

Op-Ed: NDP leadership debate showcases the (many) party hopefuls

Ottawa - The New Democrat's held their first leadership debate on Sunday afternoon in Ottawa. Marked by civility and platitudes, it was a showcase of each candidate more than a debate.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 1 comment

Canada: Recent polls shows Liberals gaining ground

Ottawa - A recent Nanos poll shows that the popularity of the Canadian Liberal Party under interim leader Bob Rae has pushed them into second place behind the Conservatives, and ahead of the NDP.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves

Manitoba MP Niki Ashton becomes latest to seek NDP leadership

Montreal - Manitoba MP Niki Ashton is the latest contender in the campaign to replace the late Jack Layton for leadership of the federal New Democratic Party.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 1 comment

Op-Ed: NDP leadership nominee Nathan Cullen speaks with Digital Journal Special

Toronto - NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen has a bold idea for how progressive policies can help decide future elections more than party politics. His idea is gaining ground, but are Canadians ready for such a shift in the political landscape?
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves - 3 comments

Olivia Chow, widow of Jack Layton, will not run for lead of NDP

When Jack Layton died August 22 some wondered if his widow Olivia Chow would carry on the torch as NDP leader. Chow is putting that question to rest with the answer no, it's not a role she will take on.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Canada — Rae in the right about NDP, Liberal merger

Canada's Liberals and New Democrats share a lot: their opposition of the Harper-led Conservatives, their lack of clear leadership heading into the next election, and according to former Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, several key values.
In the Media by Justin Crann - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Eat your heart out, Harper

Ottawa - Last week when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper broke from traditional parliamentary protocol and extended his hand to offer up a state funeral for Jack Layton, he may as well have handed over the keys to 24 Sussex Drive.
In the Media by Jeromie Williams - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Canada — Next NDP leader has big shoes to fill

When Jack Layton assumed leadership of the New Democratic Party in January 2003, the party was in shambles. With only 13 seats to its credit, little was expected of the NDP, and it's somewhat doubtful anyone could have foreseen its success.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi

Canadian NDP Leader Jack Layton dies after battle with cancer

Toronto - Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, 61, died Monday morning after battling with cancer. The news comes after Layton won his biggest political achievement of becoming the official Opposition in Canadian Parliament.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 10 comments

Ontario New Democrats would scrap $45 ambulance service fee

Toronto - Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath announced that if her party is elected in the October provincial election, they would scrap the $45 ambulance service fee that is charged to patients during an emergency transportation.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Canadian opposition parties take aim at 'groundhog day' budget

Ottawa - The opposition parties attacked the Conservative government's "groundhog day" budget on June 7 as debates resumed in the House of Commons.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Rasputin's Murder And Canadian Politics

Was the Liberal Party of Canada jinxed by a 95-year-old curse? What does Rasputin’s murder have to do with Canadian Politics?
In the Media by Steffan Ileman

Canadians cast their ballots today, polls show Conservative lead

Today, Canadians will head to the polls to vote in a race between two parties many thought would not go head-to-head this year: the New Democrats is six points behind the leading Conservative Party, according to a recent Nanos Research poll.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

5 Questions with New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton Special

Ottawa - If any of the leaders of Canada's federal parties are performing strongly in this election, then the surprise for election 2011 is that leader of the NDP;Jack Layton seems to be gathering popular momentum day by day.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Mccallum - 3 comments

Canada Election 2011: 5 Questions with Liberal Scott Bradley Special

Ottawa - The race for Ottawa Center is heating up during this federal election; and giving the NDP"s Paul Dewar a run for his money is Liberal candidate Scott Bradley who today answers five questions .
Digital Journal Report by Richard Mccallum

NDP Leader Jack Layton hosts 'historic' town hall in Toronto Special

Toronto - New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton held another large rally in the heart of Toronto. Layton, whose party is in a tough fight for second place with Michael Ignatieff's Liberals, pledged more funding for healthcare and to bring the troops home.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments
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Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Newly elected NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair
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Newly elected NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair
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Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a media scrum at Queen s Park.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a media scrum at Queen's Park.
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long time attendee NDP leader Jack Layton with his wife MP of Trinity Spadina Olivia Chow
long time attendee NDP leader Jack Layton with his wife MP of Trinity Spadina Olivia Chow
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Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
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From left to right: Peggy Nash  NDP MP  NDP leader Jack Layton  NDP Member of Parliament Olivia Chow...
From left to right: Peggy Nash, NDP MP, NDP leader Jack Layton, NDP Member of Parliament Olivia Chow and NDP Andrew Cash.
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Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
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NDP leader Jack Layton seen here during the 2011 federal election campaign. Layton died Aug. 22 afte...
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NDP leader Jack Layton seen here during the 2011 federal election campaign. Layton died Aug. 22 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
Jack Layton memorial by Toronto artist David Pellettier at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.
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The unveiling of Jack Layton Way  honouring late NDP leader Jack Layton. This family photo includes ...
The unveiling of Jack Layton Way, honouring late NDP leader Jack Layton. This family photo includes Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow and Councillor Mike Layton.
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Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
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A political message written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
A political message written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Canadian flag lowered at half mast at Toronto City Hall in the wake of NDP Leader Jack Layton s deat...
Canadian flag lowered at half mast at Toronto City Hall in the wake of NDP Leader Jack Layton's death.
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Jack Layton state funeral
Jack Layton state funeral
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Jack Layton at a press conference in Toronto where he announced he was temporarily stepping down as leader of the NDP Party to fight cancer.
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