NDP Leadership


NDP Contenders Face Off In Montreal

MONTREAL - The seven candidates battling to become the next NDP leader took on a more aggressive tone in a debate Sunday, as the race entered its final stretch.Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair, who is leadi...

NDP Begin Voting For New Leader

OTTAWA - The lengthy federal NDP leadership race officially enters the final lap Thursday afternoon when New Democrats can begin casting ballots for their next leader.The vast majority of the 128,351...

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

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.

Who Is the NDP Wooing?

WINNIPEG - The seven people vying to lead the NDP are vowing to do a better job of wooing voters in the party's Prairie birthplace, saying they need to if they're going to form Canada's next governmen...

NDP Leaders Face Off In Winnipeg

NDP leadership hopefuls gathered in Winnipeg on Sunday to debate how best to broaden the party's appeal to win more voter support west of Ontario. With only three members of Parliament elected from t...

Wake Me When the NDP Chooses a Leader

Attempting to follow the ins and outs of the NDP campaign is a bit like trying to watch a horse race in the dark: you can place bets, but the fun ends there. One has to pity all the poor political reporters across the land being dispatched to "cover" a race which they now openly profess to be analyzing solely on the basis of random hunches and pet theories.

NDP Contender Brian Topp Shoots Left

Brian Topp, who was first to enter the NDP leadership contest and hopes to be the last one standing March 24, wants his party to stay firmly planted on the left. Moving it to the centre, as he says r...

NDP Membership Explodes

OTTAWA - A record number of card-carrying New Democrats are eligible to choose the federal party's next leader, with British Columbia and Ontario holding the key to victory.Final membership numbers re...

Parlez-Vous Francais

QUEBEC - The NDP leadership candidates had their French-language skills put to the test at a leadership debate Sunday in Quebec, where the party is hoping to regain the momentum that led to its offici...

No Secret Deals For NDP Hopefuls

OTTAWA - The NDP leadership race has been criticized as boring but behind the scenes ... it's just as dull.There's been much speculation about second-ballot strategies and secret deals being hatched t...

Topp Tops In NDP Fundraising

OTTAWA - Brian Topp has raised the most money of any of the eight candidates vying to become the next leader of the federal NDP.According to fourth quarter financial figures released by the party, the...

NDP Hopefuls Face Off In Toronto

TORONTO - Hundreds of New Democrats jammed a school hall Wednesday as the eight candidates vying to replace the late Jack Layton as the party's leader laid out their visions at what was part polite de...
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.