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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
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Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan s nomination victory.
Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan's nomination victory.
Allan Farrington
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
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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Rachel Notley announcing her intention to run as leader of Alberta s NDP  in Edmonton.
Rachel Notley announcing her intention to run as leader of Alberta's NDP, in Edmonton.
Former NDP Leader Jack Layton
Former NDP Leader Jack Layton
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton and fellow New Democrats.
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton and fellow New Democrats.
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.
Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
Followers of Jack Layton at funeral
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 at Jack Layton funeral
Olivia Chow at Jack Layton funeral
Faisal Hassan and his elated supporters are all smiles following his nomination victory.
Faisal Hassan and his elated supporters are all smiles following his nomination victory.
Mahad Carabow Cali
Faisal Hassan(left) with Patricia Crooks (in orange jacket)  the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Associat...
Faisal Hassan(left) with Patricia Crooks (in orange jacket), the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Association President and Ed Philip (sitting right) former NDP, MPP and long time cabinet minister (1975-1995). Looking on, are Etobicoke North NDP officials.
Allan Farrington
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking at a press conference.
Jack Layton state funeral
Jack Layton state funeral
Faisal Hassan is surrounded by supporters and well-wishers celebrating his nomination victory.
Faisal Hassan is surrounded by supporters and well-wishers celebrating his nomination victory.
Mahad Carabow Cali
The victorious Faisal Hassan is flanked by legendary Etobicoke MPP and former cabinet minister  Ed P...
The victorious Faisal Hassan is flanked by legendary Etobicoke MPP and former cabinet minister, Ed Philip, who represented Etobicoke North at Queen's Park for 20 years, between 1975 and 1995.
Mahad Carabow Cali
Layton has perhaps better involved and energized the youth than any other recent Canadian party lead...
Layton has perhaps better involved and energized the youth than any other recent Canadian party leader.
Tanya Liu