New Democrats

NDP Now Debt-Free Thanks To This

CBC | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Politics

The NDP is assured of starting the next election campaign with money in the bank. Last week, the Official Opposition paid off its debt from the 2011...

My 2014 Wish List: Get Rid of the Politicians

Diane Francis | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Canada's short-term economic prospects are good, but the outlook, both medium and long-term, is another story. That's because Canada's biggest competitive disadvantage are its politicians. Most function like trust fund brats, lacking the mindset or skills to steward or protect the national endowment. Here's my political wish list for 2014

A First Look at the Reform Act

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

The Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (Reforms), already dubbed "The Reform Act," was only introduced in the Hous...

The Sad Loss of the Walji Family

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The terrible tragedy of the Walji family has shown us that we need to discuss and reform our immigration system to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. Compassion was always our strength. We need to rekindle that in our public policies.

Thank You Jack Layton, For Changing My World

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Jack Layton was a die-hard Trekkie, and had his own custom-made Trekkie uniform that he wore at conventions. He was a musician, and loved to gather his friends and colleagues, singing songs from the 1960s. He would encourage everyone to sing, even if you didn't know the words. He wore funky glasses and blue jeans. He kept his hair long.

Sask. Party Votes to Abolish Senate

Cole Hogan | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

The Saskatchewan Party is now in favour of abolishing the Senate. This morning the Saskatchewan Party announced the results of the party referendum on the Senate, 86% of the governing party's members having voted to change the party's position on the Senate from reform to abolition.

Canada Must Improve Corporate Responsibility Overseas

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

The shock felt by Canadians following the recent tragedy in Bangladesh shows that we, as a country, care deeply about the welfare of others. In the wake of this tragedy, the NDP has called for stronger corporate accountability rules. Action to strengthen corporate accountability for Canadian companies operating and contracting work overseas is well overdue.

Right-to-Work Ought to Trump Union Privilege

Alex Vronces | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Business
Alex Vronces

The authors of a report by the Canadian Foundation of Labour Rights warn that the enactment of right-to-work legislation will weaken unions and effectively toss Canadian workers under the jackboot of the corporate elite. But the fact of the matter is not as clear-cut as the CFLR and its sources of information let on.

What's Buried in the Tories' Omnibus Bill

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The Conservative government recently introduced C-45, an omnibus bill containing provisions to create a two-tier public sector workforce in this country. Buried in the bill is a provision to raise the age of retirement for all public employees hired after January 1, 2013

Are You Really Interested in Politics? Or Just Buying Into the Propaganda?

Jordon Froese | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordon Froese

From my vantage point in Toronto, the contrast between the current state of local politics and federal politics is an interesting study. King Harpernicus and Burgher Meister Ford are basically cut from the same cloth, but the results of the tailoring are very different.

What's Bigger: Mulcair's Mansion, his Ego, or Alberta Oilsands?

Diane Francis | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Mulcair lives in the lap of the luxury he rails against, offers ruinous prescriptions that attract headlines, and does not do his homework. On the other hand, Mulcair is good news for the Tories, but Canada faces serious choices and needs intelligent conversation. It need a smart opposition as a check and balance.

Liberals Need CPR, not the NDP's Dead Weight

Zach Paikin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Zach Paikin

Like the Conservative party, the NDP appeals to the politics of fear in order to win votes -- fear of Stephen Harper. The Liberal party tried just that in the 2011 election and it didn't work. The Liberals' primary message was rebuking the Conservatives for their undemocratic practices, not one offering a compelling vision for the future of the country.

NDP's Nosedive In Quebec Continues

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

The NDP nosedive in Quebec shows no signs of slowing down. With a steep drop in support among francophones, the New Democrats are now only one or t...

Sparks Fly At NDP Leadership Debate Over Liberal Partnership

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - NDP MP Nathan Cullen said he's "doubling down" on the idea of joining forces with the Liberals in the next election, moments after a debate ...

Why You Shouldn't Expect A 'Shootout' At An NDP Debate

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A professor of political science says the lack of fireworks at NDP leadership debates thus far is in keeping with the party's culture and id...

Selling Out Rural Canada

Romeo Saganash | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

We proudly refer to being the second largest country in the world and one of the least densely populated. What receives less attention is the fact that with every year, more and more people are forced to leave home in rural communities to look for work elsewhere.

NDP Has Raised Small Fortune From The Dead

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The last election breathed new life to the NDP's political fortunes, but for years the party has been raising actual fortunes from beyond the...

Interim NDP Chief Calls For Cap On CEO Salaries

CBC | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

The federal government should look at ways to limit CEO salaries, NDP Interim Leader Nycole Turmel said Monday. Turmel says e...

Althia Raj

Turmel On Lack Of Quebec Votes In NDP Leadership Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

The NDP's interim leader Nycole Turmel says she would be pleased to see a provincial wing of the NDP established in Quebec. Speaking to Huffington ...

Althia Raj

NDP Leadership Candidates Will Get Long Leash: Turmel

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

When the NDP caucus meets in Quebec City this week, rules will be established to ensure some leadership candidates don’t get an unfair advantage and...

Olivia Chow Rules Out NDP Leadership Bid

CP | CP | Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada

TORONTO — New Democrat MP Olivia Chow says she won't be a candidate to succeed her late husband Jack Layton. In an interview with the CBC Sunday ...

NDP Pushes For More Quebec Party Members

CBC | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

The interim leader of the federal NDP says Quebec MPs will be pushing to get more membership cards signed in the run up to the leadership...

NDP Runs Afoul Of Law With Layton Memorial Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP has inadvertently fallen afoul of the Elections Act in a bid to honour one of Jack Layton's last wishes.The late NDP leader had wante...

Twitter Reacts: Condolences, Eulogies For Layton

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada

NDP Leader Jack Layton's death early Monday morning sent shockwaves through Canada's political community. Layton's passing from cancer, so soon after ...

Did Clement Use G8 Legacy Fund To Buy Re-Election?

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The NDP is accusing federal Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement of using a controversial, $50-million G8 legacy fund to buy re-electio...