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Leadership Convention Marks Major Shift

OTTAWA - For every New Democrat banging a thunderstick on the convention floor in Toronto this weekend, there will be 30 more banging on their keyboards at home.The system by which NDP members will ch...

NDP Set For TV Battle With Tories

OTTAWA - The NDP is preparing a "significant" ad campaign to promote its new leader before the Conservatives get a chance to taint Canadians' first impressions with attack ads of their own.The new lea...

An Obvious Alliance?

OTTAWA - Thousands of Martin Singh supporters in B.C.'s South Asian community are being urged to rank front-runner Thomas Mulcair as their second choice for federal NDP leader.As recently as Sunday, S...

Strange Bedfellows?

OTTAWA - Is Martin Singh playing the role of Thomas Mulcair's attack dog?Rival camps in the NDP leadership contest certainly think so, although Mulcair's adamantly denies it.For weeks there's been ram...

NDP MP Saganash Makes A Key Endorsement

OTTAWA - Romeo Saganash has thrown his support behind Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair for the leadership of the federal NDP.Saganash had been a contender for the party's top job himself, but dropped out ea...

NDP Begin Voting For New Leader

OTTAWA - The lengthy federal NDP leadership race officially enters the final lap Thursday afternoon when New Democrats can begin casting ballots for their next leader.The vast majority of the 128,351...

Wake Me When the NDP Chooses a Leader

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.

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...

NDP Membership Explodes

OTTAWA - A record number of card-carrying New Democrats are eligible to choose the federal party's next leader, with British Columbia and Ontario holding the key to victory.Final membership numbers re...

No Secret Deals For NDP Hopefuls

OTTAWA - The NDP leadership race has been criticized as boring but behind the scenes ... it's just as dull.There's been much speculation about second-ballot strategies and secret deals being hatched t...

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...

Mulcair Goes Cap-And-Trade

OTTAWA - NDP leadership hopeful Thomas Mulcair has scored an endorsement from a Nobel Prize-winning expert on climate change.The endorsement from Andrew Weaver comes as Mulcair unveils a new approach...

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...