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Who Killed the BC NDP's Election Chances?

"As leader of the BC NDP, I take full responsibility for this defeat...no ifs, ands or buts." That's what Adrian Dix told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday, following his party's surprise failure to win the recent provincial election. Nevertheless, there are many more people who should be shouldering that responsibility. But the press hasn't made it easy for the public or party members to finger who those people are.
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The Final Face-Off

The seven federal NDP leadership hopefuls are squaring off against each other for the last time before the party's convention, with Thomas Mulcair again coming under fire at Sunday's debate in Vancouv...
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Look Who's In The Hot Seat

VANCOUVER - The candidates in the NDP leadership race joined their efforts Sunday during the party's final debate in Vancouver to halt the frontrunner's momentum, warning Thomas Mulcair's new vision w...
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Who Is the NDP Wooing?

WINNIPEG - The seven people vying to lead the NDP are vowing to do a better job of wooing voters in the party's Prairie birthplace, saying they need to if they're going to form Canada's next governmen...
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NDP Leaders Face Off In Winnipeg

NDP leadership hopefuls gathered in Winnipeg on Sunday to debate how best to broaden the party's appeal to win more voter support west of Ontario. With only three members of Parliament elected from t...
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NDP Contender Brian Topp Shoots Left

Brian Topp, who was first to enter the NDP leadership contest and hopes to be the last one standing March 24, wants his party to stay firmly planted on the left. Moving it to the centre, as he says r...
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Parlez-Vous Francais

QUEBEC - The NDP leadership candidates had their French-language skills put to the test at a leadership debate Sunday in Quebec, where the party is hoping to regain the momentum that led to its offici...
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Topp Tops In NDP Fundraising

OTTAWA - Brian Topp has raised the most money of any of the eight candidates vying to become the next leader of the federal NDP.According to fourth quarter financial figures released by the party, the...
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NDP's Topp Wants Senate Gone

OTTAWA - NDP leadership hopeful Brian Topp is advancing a new reason to abolish Canada's unelected Senate: its potential to paralyze a national New Democrat government.Should he become prime minister,...
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leadership race in Canada and U.S.

Leadership races are happening in the U.S. and Canada and for most voters and partisans, while winning elections are important, it is also about what kind of policies will be implemented. Most people want to support more than just a political party; they want to support a movement based on clear values.
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Brian Topp Scores Key NDP Endorsement

OTTAWA - The second half of the NDP leadership race is starting much like the first, with candidates striving to demonstrate momentum through a raft of endorsements from New Democrat and labour heavyw...
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NDP Leadership Hopefuls Face Off In B.C.

VANCOUVER - A national childcare plan, health care and First Nations poverty emerged as the dominant issues at a town hall forum headlined by nine NDP leadership candidates hoping to clinch the top jo...
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Topp Won't Run For Layton's Old Seat

OTTAWA - NDP leadership hopeful Brian Topp has ruled out running in a byelection to fill the Toronto seat left vacant by Jack Layton's death.Instead, Topp says he wants to run in Quebec, the province...
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NDP Leadership Race Is a Campaign of Nobodies

While the candidates are a decent bunch of individuals, can Canadians envision all but a couple of them as the next prime minister of Canada? I say that because in the end, that is what this leadership race is all about. Whoever wins could be our next prime minister.
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Topp: Make The Rich Pay

OTTAWA - The widening gap between rich and poor is today's central economic issue, says NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp.He's promising to rescind $18 billion in annual tax breaks to corporations a...