Ndp Canada

Defeated MP Paul Dewar Named NDP's Senior Transition Adviser

CP Politics | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics

NDP insiders say the caucus responded positively to the decision due to Dewar's positive rapport in and outside the party.

Rookie NDP MPs To Run Again In 2015

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - In 2011, Mylene Freeman became a New Democrat member of Parliament almost by accident. In 2015, she intends to be elected on purpose.Freeman,...

Two Years Later, Has the NDP's Orange Wave Receded?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Sometimes it feels like the NDP MPs are still nursing their hangover from the election-night party two years ago. They need to sober up, and soon. Canadians are still waiting for the full weight of the Official Opposition to be pressed against the Conservatives.

Althia Raj

NDP 'At Risk Of Becoming Another Liberal Party': Socialist Caucus Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Politics

The NDP policy convention in Montreal got off to a rocky start Friday. Predictably, the chair of the NDP socialist caucus Barry Weisleder took to the ...

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.

While Other Parties Swerve, Libs Stay in Centre Lane

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

The new conventional wisdom that Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair are jockeying for "the centre" is laughable. The only objective is political power, nothing more. The Liberal Party of Canada is the country's one and only authentic centrist party. Liberals have never strayed far from the sensible and vital centre in economic, social, or foreign policy.

Becoming A National Force?

CBC | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Politics

After the last federal election some observers felt the NDP had reached its peak based on the popularity of then-leader Jack Layton and the surprising...

Why the Media Has Mulcair All Wrong

Mark Crowley | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

The media seem obsessed with the difficulty of creating party unity and "healing the wounds" of the campaign. I really don't get a sense there will be a lot of wounds. The opportunity for growth will surely make the party put aside their differences and work together under Thomas Mulcair's leadership.

In the Land of the Bored, the Awake Pundit is King

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

The NDP leadership race is currently running neck-in-neck with Arctic Air in the contest to see who can produce the last compelling form of government-run entertainment. So the quest for our friends in the press has been to find some angle on the race beyond the traditional "Hey, who's winning?" narrative.

2012 Political Forecast: Anything but Grey

Keith Beardsley | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Canadian political life in 2012 will be anything but dull: uncertain economic times that could either strengthen or weaken Conservative support; two opposition parties in flux, fighting for influence and voter support; and a new leader for the NDP and the Conservative political machine.

Memo to the NDP: It's Time to Get Global

Edward Jackson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

The NDP needs to shift to a global frame as it tools up for its new role as official Opposition. In doing so, the party should consider five factors.