NDP Leadership

With Mulcair, We Are All Harperites Now

Mulcair, throughout his career, has displayed the Harper-esque confidence, stubbornness, and vitriol that can allow a supposed underdog to keep fighting until he wins -- as Harper did. Thomas Mulcair is not Stephen Harper, but, he may just be the closest thing the NDP has ever had to him.
The Huffington Post Canada

How He Did it

TORONTO - Two very different Thomas Mulcairs were on display during the marathon NDP leadership race.The first — prickly, thin-skinned, whiny, almost paranoid — helped persuade the party to make two d...
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NDP Probes Cyber Attack

TORONTO - The NDP has not yet called in the police to investigate an orchestrated attempt to sabotage the electronic voting system the party used to choose a new leader.But it's not ruling out the pos...
CP

Mulcair Puts Up His Dukes

TORONTO - In many ways, the dust has yet to settle on last May's federal election that gave Conservatives their first majority government in a generation and New Democrats their first-ever crack at of...
CP

Why Leadership Campaigns are Messier Than Elections

The real campaign being waged in a leadership race happens a long way away from the television debates and the convention floor. It's waged in community centres in Surrey B.C. and Longeuil, bars in Halifax and Biggar, and on the phone every day. The ground game is political trench warfare.
HuffPost Canada

NDP Remembers Jack

TORONTO -- The widow of Jack Layton implored New Democrats on Friday to continue to grow his work and reap the harvest as the NDP paid tribute to the man who led it to the gates of Canada's electoral...
CP

If Mulcair Loses, Blame his Beard

Should Thomas Mulcair lose the big race on Saturday, Monday's editorial pages will doubtlessly be filled with all manner of convoluted post-mortems as the punditocracy struggles to find the reason their golden boy's party turned against him.
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.