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Lauren Heuser: Singh wants to lead Canada, yet would support Quebec secession

On the sensitive topic of Quebec’s secession, the NDP has a history of being coy about the process. Throughout the early 2000s, party veterans like Jack Layton, Thomas Mulcair and Craig Scott claimed Quebec could trigger secession talks if a mere 50 per cent plus one of Quebecers voted to leave. 845 more words

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Teen mental health advocate elbows way into Justin Trudeau's schedule

UPDATE: The Prime Minister’s Office has twice cancelled and rescheduled its meeting with Noah Irvine since this story was originally published. As of the morning of Oct. 1,045 more words


Chris Selley: NDP fell down Quebec's religion rabbit hole. Now, it won't condemn rank discrimination

One wonders what Jack Layton would make of his party nowadays — of the trajectory it has taken since his untimely passing and of the battle to replace his successor, who seemed like such a good idea at the time. 818 more words

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Mulcair calls it 'suspicious' Trudeau won't recuse himself from lobbying commissioner hiring process

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is calling on Justin Trudeau to recuse himself from the selection of the next lobbying commissioner because the current one is investigating two cash-for-access fundraisers organized for the prime minister by wealthy lobbyists. 660 more words


NDP leadership candidates voice support for carbon pricing in Saskatoon debate

Despite fervent opposition from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, the candidates in the federal NDP leadership race continue to back some form of carbon pricing. 335 more words


Federal NDP leadership contenders square off in Saskatoon on climate change

Four candidates in the running for the NDP’s top job are squaring off in Saskatoon discussing climate change and resource development — a debate that marks the beginning of the homeward stretch in the lengthy race to replace Tom Mulcair in October. 540 more words


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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