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The reason why a candidate like Angus is so interesting is because the new conventional wisdom is that there is no conventional wisdom anymore. A self-described socialist almost won the nomination for president of the United States, and probably would have won if the party he ran under did not work tirelessly against him. So the prospect of a true left-leaning politician inspiring voters from various sub-political persuasions no longer seems so far fetched.
Where are all the leadership candidates?
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The race is likely to take place October 2017.
With two political leadership races underway, both of which at this point in time have put everyone to sleep, one can only hope that something happens to inject some life into them. We have had the first NDP leadership bid if you can call it that with the declared entry of Cheri DiNovo.
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"Democratic socialists should be about more than money."
The federal council, made up of about 100 New Democrats from across Canada, is considered the party's governing body.
Things are already pretty bleak for the orange team.
The 31-year-old recently backed Tom Mulcair's bid to stay at the helm of the party though he was not successful in this attempt.
New Democrats are still wondering what exactly happened.
Caucus to meet on Wednesday.
"In every case where we have had a leader who is moving on, that leader has stayed in that position until their successor was chosen."
Public split with Alberta NDP.
Some loyalists had tears in their eyes.
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Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.
This weekend, the NDP is meeting in Edmonton to decide their direction moving forward. Eugene Levy once complained about filming a season of SCTV in Edmonton because "It's Edmonton." While I'm sure it's a great city, this is a party who is dreading at the Big E. The election of the past year saw an early lead blown, notable key members of the party lose their seats in the House of Commons, and a third place finish for Tom Mulcair's rookie federal election run. As the NDP head to the Gateway to the North, it's time to begin paving the highway towards the future.
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This is the second video of Mulcair praising the former British prime minister that has come to light.
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If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.
The most important thing is for the NDP to not limp along and slip into irrelevance, but to boldly rebuild. Canada needs the NDP. But it needs an NDP that is both inspiring and competent, visionary and responsible, principled and practical. The many dedicated NDP activists need to know what happens now. Where is the NDP headed and how do they fit in to the big picture? What are the concrete plans to rebuild? Which brings me to the leadership question. The Leader too has to share the blame and Tom Mulcair has acknowledged this.
It is a critical time for New Democrats, who are reeling from the pain of their election loss.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us, and the leadership review is part of that."
“I shared the sadness and the disappointment of many people. But now, I’m encouraged by what I see across the country.”
The party is preparing for a caucus retreat in Montebello, Que., this week.
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Mulcair says he is still committed to leading the NDP despite a devastating election outcome.
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