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Olivia Chow Posts Heartbreaking Tweet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Three years after the death of former New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton, his widow Olivia Chow continues to celebrate his memory. The Toronto m...

Media Bites: Will Tom Mulcair Ever Grow a Personality?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Though we're now almost a year into the Thomas Mulcair reign, it's remarkable how difficult it remains to summarize the guy. Even by Canadian standards, Tom's an oddly forgettable figure. The whole thing evokes memories of Harry Plinkett's famous YouTube review of Star Wars: Episode I. Don't buy it? Try playing Plinkett game with Canadian politicians. Stephen Harper? Cold, stubborn, bossy, practical. Justin Trudeau? Naive, charming, upbeat, eloquent. Tom Mulcair? Um...Does "bearded" count?

Mulcair: Like a Less Popular, Power-Hungry Layton

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Mulcair has made his party and himself invisible while moving his party so far to the right in the blind pursuit of power and it is becoming impossible to distinguish it from the Harper Conservatives. I bet Jack Layton would have been disappointed. For the late beloved leader, he would have settled for continuing to be the "Conscience of the House" rather than sell the soul of the party via a short cut to power.

His Death 'Touched A Lot Of People'

CBC | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Politics

Olivia Chow, dirt in her fingernails after planting flowers around Jack Layton's gravestone last week, is drawing strength from Canadians as the anniv...

Marking A Year Without Jack

CBC | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Politics

It has been nearly one year since former NDP leader Jack Layton died of cancer and Canadians are now preparing to gather to mark the anniversary and t...

The 'Jack Layton Ferry Terminal' Coming To Toronto?

CBC | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto city councillors will be asked to approve renaming the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal in honour of former NDP leader and long-time...

NDP Leader: A Vote I'm Happy Not Casting

Mark Crowley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

If Mulcair doesn't win, the pundit class tells us that Quebec will go back to the Bloc and we'll be worse off than we were before. Is that even true? And how do all these calculations change if Bob Rae doesn't step down as planned? All I know is, I'm kind of glad I'm not voting in this one.

Wake Me When the NDP Chooses a Leader

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

Attempting to follow the ins and outs of the NDP campaign is a bit like trying to watch a horse race in the dark: you can place bets, but the fun ends there. One has to pity all the poor political reporters across the land being dispatched to "cover" a race which they now openly profess to be analyzing solely on the basis of random hunches and pet theories.

St-Denis is No Saint

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae implies Lise St-Denis switch to the Liberals is an act of principle and conviction. Phooey. If anything, it seems an act of opportunism because the NDP is going nowhere in Quebec. Anyone who thinks the NDP won't lose seats in Quebec in the next federal election is smoking something that is illegal.

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HuffPost Canada's Story Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada

Editor's Note: On May 26, the day The Huffington Post Canada launched, Jack Layton announced the NDP's shadow cabinet. We placed the story at the top ...

Layton Wanted Longer NDP Leadership Race: Topp

CBC | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

NDP president Brian Topp says the party's late leader, Jack Layton, did not want a leadership convention in January, but for the race to ...

Bittersweet Return For Layton's Casket

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - After two days lying in state in the crucible of Canadian democracy, Jack Layton is back in the adoptive city that gave life to his long, as...

Twitter Reacts: Condolences, Eulogies For Layton

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada

NDP Leader Jack Layton's death early Monday morning sent shockwaves through Canada's political community. Layton's passing from cancer, so soon after ...

Twitter Reacts To Nycole Turmel's Bloc Québécois Roots

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada Politics

Jack Layton's pick of Nycole Turmel for interim leader of the NDP has become more controversial than he maybe expected. Turmel was a card-carryin...

The Rookie MP Filling Jack's Shoes

CP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs have unanimously backed rookie Quebec MP Nycole Turmel as interim leader. The caucus has wrapped u...

The Twitterverse Responds To Layton's Announcement

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Politics

At a press conference today, Jack Layton announced that he has been diagnosed with another form of cancer and is taking a leave of absence as the lead...

Layton Steps Down With New Cancer

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - OTTAWA - Only three months after riding Jack Layton's personal popularity to a historic electoral breakthrough, New Democrats are confrontin...

Layton Meets With NDP Caucus

Posted 07.24.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) - The NDP caucus is to meet for the first time Tuesday since forming the Official Opposition. The meeting gets underway on Parliament Hill at...