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Opposition leader can finally run in a byelection

The leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Jagmeet Singh will finally have a chance to run for a seat in the House of Commons on February 25, 2019. He and the leader of the Conservative Party have both complained» 

Politics

British Columbia New Democrats to form minority government

British Columbians are waking up to a new premier after a tumultuous Thursday evening that saw the provincial Liberals lose a non-confidence vote in the legislature, sending them to the Opposition benches for the first time in 16 years. New» 

Politics

British Columbia Greens back NDP for minority government

British Columbia’s New Democratic Party has reached a deal with the Green Party that paves the way for a minority NDP government, ending 16 years of Liberal rule in the Pacific Coast province. NDP Leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver» 

Politics, Society

British Columbia Liberals hang on to win minority government

British Columbia’s Liberals managed to hang on to power by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday in an election that produced the first minority government in the Pacific Coast province in 65 years. As of midnight PT Wednesday, the» 

Politics, Society

Political party rejects leader, suffers division

The New Democratic Party voted to change leaders during a divisive policy convention on the weekend of April 9-10, 2016. The NDP is the farthest left of Canada’s major political parties, although a leading political scientist says that, by international» 

Politics, Society

Canadians vote liberal, oust right-wing government

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were soundly defeated in the October 19th federal election and will be replaced by Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Public opinion surveys had pegged the two parties and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party» 

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Canadian election; whither the NDP- on top or back to third?

At the federal level in Canada in recent decades there have been 5 political parties of note: Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic Party, Green, and Bloc Quebecois. Of those, the Greens have been a marginal party with only two members currently» 

Politics, Society

NDP promises to expand pensions if elected

If elected, the New Democratic Party (NDP) promises to convene a meeting with the leaders of all the provinces to plan an expansion of the Canada and Quebec pension plans.  Canada’s population is aging rapidly and pension is an issue» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

NDP would curb violence against aboriginal women

The leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) promised to undo what he calls an “underlying attitude of racism” that has prevented a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Several groups have demanded an inquiry into the nearly» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Official Opposition’s two day strategy session preparing for federal election

Canada’s Official Opposition NDP party made history when it won Official Opposition party status in the election of 2011. Now it and leader Thomas Mulcair hope to be elected to govern in this year’s federal election, expected to be called»