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Manitoba NDP Must Stave Off Stagnation To Unite The Left

The Manitoba party establishment has inexplicably brought in a proposed series of changes that would give it some of the most restrictive membership and leadership processes of any NDP section in the country. The NDP cannot afford to disenfranchise anyone, and to do so is extremely shortsighted.
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Charlie Angus Could Be The Bernie Sanders Of Canada

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.
In the wake of Jack Layton's death, the NDP began the process of selecting a new leader. A convention was held in Toronto in March and Quebec MP Thomas Mulcair was elected leader.