The New Democratic Party's leadership race is over. The membership have spoken and elected Thomas Mulcair as the next leader. Mulcair's main challenge is to defeat Stephen Harper in the next election and position the NDP to form a new government. He must build on the NDP's 2011 electoral success by holding on to Quebec and expanding support in the rest of Canada.
Mulcair brings a number of strengths to Stornaway and Parliament Hill:
Added by Gary Shaul on March 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
By Gary Shaul
I've been working on some research into the voter suppression phone call scandal in which voters were misdirected to non-existent polling stations. I hope to have some of the detailed results published on the weekend. I've looked at the Elections Canada financial records of 96 Conservative candidates (including most of those listed by the…Continue
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An Open Letter from New Democrats Who Have Won Through Cooperation
Today, we are formally endorsing Nathan Cullen for leader of the NDP. His positions on the environment, employment and social justice make him the candidate who best reflects our values; and his wit and humour as a campaigner make him the person best able to fill Jack Layton’s shoes in bringing a positive, upbeat, yet hard-hitting message to Canadians.
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A group of us, mostly on Salt Spring Island, B.C., came together to form Citizens for Cross-Party Cooperation with the specific purpose of writing all NDP, Liberal, and Green MPs (copied to Bloc MPs) and their party executives, pushing them to consider alternative strategies for the next election. Our letter, sent on February 15, 2012, proposes that these parties accept - prior to the next election - the possibility of forming a coalition government should their seat numbers warrant it. …Continue
Yesterday, John Deverell, part of the Catch 22 campaign editorial team last year, published his opinion piece on our website yesterday - Why the opposition parties should co-operate in 2015. It is written with the backdrop of the NDP leadership campaign but puts special emphasis on the need for the Liberal Party to wake up and smell the coffee for the sake of its…Continue