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Op-Ed: Tom Mulcair — Leadership loss predictable Special

The 2016 NDP Policy Convention concluded with 52 percent of delegates voting in favour of a leadership convention, effectively ousting Tom Mulcair as party leader.

Controversial policy passes at Canadian NDP leadership convention Special

Edmonton - In a number of shake ups at the NDP Policy Convention, the resolution concerning controversial Leap Manifesto passed despite lack of support from Premier Notley and Tom Mulcair is voted out as federal leader of the party.

NDP members grill Tom Mulcair at Edmonton town hall event Special

Edmonton - Tom Mulcair, leader of the federal New Democrats, found himself in the hot seat on March 12 when he took questions from party members at a dialogue in Edmonton.

Anti-NDP rally protests bills on farm safety and LGBTQ students Special

Edmonton - On the day of the speech from the throne and first day of the Alberta Legislature spring session, hundreds of protesters arrived to protest the NDP government.

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.
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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.
Jack Layton is pictured here in better health before the 2011 Canadian federal election where he led...
Jack Layton is pictured here in better health before the 2011 Canadian federal election where he led the NDP to its first victory as the official opposition party in Parliament.
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Faisal Hassan deliveing his victory speech.
Faisal Hassan deliveing his victory speech.
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Aerial view of messages written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Aerial view of messages written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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 leader Jack Layton seen here during the 2011 federal election campaign. Layton died Aug. 22 afte...
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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Avi Lewis debates the Leap Manifesto. NDP Policy Convention  April 8-10  2016.
Avi Lewis debates the Leap Manifesto. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10, 2016.
A message is written in chalk at Nathan Phillips Square.
A message is written in chalk at Nathan Phillips Square.
Jack was well known for his mustache
Jack was well known for his mustache
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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
Stephen Lewis. NDP Policy Convention  April 8-10  2016.
Stephen Lewis. NDP Policy Convention, April 8-10, 2016.
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(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.
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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.
 Long Live His Legacy  written on the path to Toronto City Hall s garden.
"Long Live His Legacy" written on the path to Toronto City Hall's garden.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath
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.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking with campaign staffers.
Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath speaking with campaign staffers.