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Alberta remains largely blue after federal election Special

Edmonton - The "orange wave" that shook Alberta following the provincial election in May did not translate into an increase in federal NDP seats.

How social media influenced the 2015 Canadian election

With Canada's impressively long 78-day election campaign culminating tonight with the final day of voting, Digital Journal examines how social media played a role in the campaigns launched by the Liberals, Tories and the New Democrats.

Op-Ed: No clear message from any party in Canadian elections

Ottawa - As the Canadian Federal election draws to a close the postal, broadcast and live campaigns by all parties are saturating voters and non-voters with a deluge of propaganda. There seems to be no clarity in any party's view of a strong Canadian future.

Mulcair addresses packed house in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair spoke to a packed room in Edmonton on September 10, his first in-person appearance there since the campaign for the federal election began.

Op-Ed: On Character — Consistency, conscience and Thomas Mulcair Special

The NDP leader has consistently stood by his conscience, people and principles. He’s fought for civil rights, environmental protection, and against separatism. This article briefly examines the mental and moral qualities distinctive to Mulcair.

Canada: NDP ahead in polls while Liberals closer to Conservatives

Ottawa - The recent CBC poll tracker results show that the NDP continues to lead both in popular vote and in seats it is projected to win.

Op-Ed: How Canadian NDP leader Thomas Mulcair would look clean-shaven

Facial hair can change the way we look at politicians, as I've noticed in the many polarizing reactions to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's beard. Is Canada ready for a bearded Prime Minister?

Op-Ed: 2015 Canadian election could see big changes

It looks like the looming Canadian federal election will be close. But there may be big changes in the next parliament with a new government in place.

NDP surging in Canadian federal polls and leading election race

Ottawa - Just four months from an expected federal election in October, the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) is widening its lead over the Conservatives and Liberals, according to a new Forum poll.

Premier Rachel Notley and cabinet sworn in while thousands watch Special

Edmonton - Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.

Op-Ed: The ridiculous attack on Deborah Drever

Calgary - There’s legitimate political controversy, and there are non-issues that cause political careers to be unnecessarily put in peril. The latter is on full display as newly elected MLA Deborah Drever continues to be jumped on before she's been sworn in.

Toronto: Faisal Hassan clinches NDP's nomination Special

Toronto - Backed by an overflow crowd of boisterous supporters at the Elmbank Community Centre, Hassan easily won the nomination contest and will now represent the NDP in the upcoming federal election.

Notley tears into Tories in speech to Provincial NDP Council Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, tore into Premier Jim Prentice's Conservatives in her speech January 31 to the NDP Provincial Council.

NDP's Faisal Hassan, running for Etobicoke North nomination Special

Toronto - After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North.

Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton on the campaign trail Special

Edmonton - Thomas Mulcair, leader of the federal New Democrat party, was in Edmonton this past week on the campaign trail and spoke at a fundraiser Wednesday evening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.
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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.
NDP candidate Aaron Paquette  Edmonton-Mannin. Election night  October 19  2015.
NDP candidate Aaron Paquette, Edmonton-Mannin. Election night, October 19, 2015.
Faisal Hassan and Patricia Crooks (left) the President of the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Association...
Faisal Hassan and Patricia Crooks (left) the President of the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Association.
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Faisal Hassan has been endorsed by Diana Andrews (left)  a teacher and former NDP candidate in Etobi...
Faisal Hassan has been endorsed by Diana Andrews (left), a teacher and former NDP candidate in Etobicoke North.
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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.
Olivia Chow being interviewed by a reporter.
Olivia Chow being interviewed by a reporter.
Paul Dewar is a rising star in Canada s New Democratic Party
Paul Dewar is a rising star in Canada's New Democratic Party
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Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan s nomination victory.
Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan's nomination victory.
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Re-elected New Democrat MP Linda Duncan (in orange) with candidates Aaron Paquette (left)  Janis Irw...
Re-elected New Democrat MP Linda Duncan (in orange) with candidates Aaron Paquette (left), Janis Irwin, and Gil McGowan. Election night, October 19, 2015.
Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
Faisal Hassan with Etobicoke North NDP officials.
Faisal Hassan with Etobicoke North NDP officials.
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MP Pierre Jacob reads a dedication for Souveiner Day in Brome- Missisquoi
MP Pierre Jacob reads a dedication for Souveiner Day in Brome- Missisquoi
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Faisal Hassan and Ed Philip are joined by ardent supporters following his historic nomination victor...
Faisal Hassan and Ed Philip are joined by ardent supporters following his historic nomination victory.
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Rachel Notley speaking to a packed room at the Kingsway Ramada on May 3.
Rachel Notley speaking to a packed room at the Kingsway Ramada on May 3.
A message written on the wall of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square for NDP Leader Jack Layton.
A message written on the wall of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square for NDP Leader Jack Layton.
Barry Marsh (right)  an NDP Executive Committee Member  has endorsed Faisal Hassan.
Barry Marsh (right), an NDP Executive Committee Member, has endorsed Faisal Hassan.
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Thomas Mulcair  leader of the Canadian NDP party.
Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Canadian NDP party.
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Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton with wife Catherine.
Thomas Mulcair in Edmonton with wife Catherine.
Rachel Notley addresses the Alberta NDP Council on January 31  2015.
Rachel Notley addresses the Alberta NDP Council on January 31, 2015.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking with Ryan Rocca  a 13-year-old student.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking with Ryan Rocca, a 13-year-old student.

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