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Kelly McParland: The NDP appears to have abandoned all hope of actually forming a government

Judging by the tenor of its leadership “race,” Canada’s NDP has quietly reached a communal decision to slip back into its traditional status as a permanent third-place political movement, well insulated from power, where it can comfortably lecture other Canadians on their failings. 959 more words

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Jonathan Kay on the tyranny of Twitter: How mob censure is changing the intellectual landscape


A journalist friend of mine recently attended his four-year-old daughter’s year-end dance recital here in Toronto. “Every dance was in some way about Canada,” he told me. 3,686 more words


Kelly McParland: An NDP leadership candidate who wants to tone down the anti-pipeline fanaticism? Good luck with that.

Charlie Angus’s aspirations could be in great danger. He is taking a substantial risk in his quest to become leader of the New Democratic Party. He has thrown caution to the wind, and suggested some dangerously different thinking. 1,001 more words

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NDP leadership debate: Jagmeet Singh targeted by rivals

OTTAWA – Jagmeet Singh found himself under fire from several of his fellow federal NDP leadership hopefuls on Sunday, in what could be an early sign that his rivals consider him to be the candidate to beat. 209 more words


Gloves finally come off in NDP leadership debate as candidates get chance to ask the questions

After a series of debates in which the NDP leadership candidates agreed on just about everything, the claws finally came out Sunday when they were allowed to question each other directly during their fourth debate in St. 519 more words


Watch Live: NDP leadership debate in Newfoundland

The five NDP leadership candidates attend their fourth debate on Sunday. The candidates in the running to replace NDP leader Tom Mulcair are Timmins MP Charlie Angus, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, Guy Caron, Peter Julian and Ontario MPP Jagmeet Singh. 32 more words


Niki Ashton's pregnancy renews calls for better parental supports on Parliament Hill

It’s been a busy few days for NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton.

Fresh off a weekend trip to British Columbia, the 34-year-old MP had just a few minutes to take a call at the airport early Monday before boarding a plane for the next leg of… 988 more words