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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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.