In 2011, Ruth Ellen Brosseau was elected as an NDP MP in a Quebec riding where she hadn’t even campaigned. Brosseau was an accidental politician: She had helped manage a pub at Carleton University, did not speak French well, and had travelled to Las Vegas during the campaign to celebrate her birthday. 740 more words
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Here’s the shorthand for the next ten months in Canadian politics, and more broadly for the next few years: It’s all up to Justin Trudeau now. 858 more words
Vancouver East MP Libby Davies shocked Parliament Hill this week, announcing her retirement after 40 years in the political game.
A proud advocate for those who usually have no defenders — sex workers, drug addicts, the poor — Davies will step down next year after rising to deputy leader of the federal NDP. 43 more words
The Official Opposition NDP has written the UN’s refugee chief asking him to weigh in on revelations the Conservative government is trying to cherry-pick which Syrian refugees to accept into Canada. 371 more words
New Democrat MPs spent far more on hospitality than MPs from other parties, data released this week by the House of Commons shows.
MP spending reports show that NDP parliamentarians charged an average of $939 on food and drink over the six-month period ending in September, sharply higher than the approximately $488 averaged by Conservative and $403 by Liberal MPs. 555 more words
Kathleen Wynne’s luring of a sitting New Democrat member of Parliament to run for her provincial Liberals in Sudbury is a coup. A really expensive one. 718 more words
The NDP wants more scrutiny over cabinet ministers’ offices outside of Ottawa to determine whether they’re doing political work on the taxpayers’ tab.
NDP MP Charlie Angus says there are “way too many political players on the ice being paid for by taxpayers.” He wants greater oversight on the kind of work done in so-called ministers’ regional offices, or MROs. 690 more words