Tom Mulcair

Manufacturing Offence: Are Mean Tweets Newsworthy?

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

If you dig a little into the archives of mainstream media websites and clips, you will notice a trend where the identity politics angle is almost exclusively supported by tweets and Facebook posts from unknown individuals instead of the direct questions or opinions from the journalist or reporter covering the story. Nowadays, journalists hide behind anonymous social media posts and pretend those opinions deserve spotlight coverage in hopes of unearthing a controversial sound bite or another clickable headline.

Know What's Deeply Traumatic, Elbowgaters? Needing Assisted Dying

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Something got lost in all this childish behaviour, especially once Tom Mulcair transitioned from apparently laughing at Trudeau losing his cool to losing his own cool and screaming that the Prime Minister was "pathetic" for accidentally elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest... What got lost was the bill they were debating, Bill C-14, the government's assisted-dying legislation. And it fell further from prominence once the NDP, the party that allegedly wants to make this bill better, saw an opportunity to use the accident as political leverage against the Prime Minister and perhaps for their own leadership ambitions.

Enough Trudeaumania, Let's See Some Real Progress

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Trudeau talked about feminism. He took some selfies. He appeared on the cover of several magazines. Then he and Obama made some jokes. Then he did a one-armed push up. Those are just a small sampling of his antics since taking office. And now, I think I've had just about enough. Trudeau is clearly milking his greatest strength. His likability is off the charts, but with so many important issues happening in Canada right now do we really need to constantly be reminded that our prime minister is approachable and hip?

Mulcair Makes Question Period Better

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is sticking around for a while and will keep on bringing down the House. Earlier this month, members of the NDP rejected ...

For The Federal NDP: Power Or Purpose, Which Is It?

Glen Pearson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

The belief in a fairer and more just world, never fully prioritized by the other parties, has been the shining "city on a hill" for the NDP for decades and remains a stirring vision. It still sustains them as they move forward and Canadians still require their outlook. The question is: will it remain their principal and overriding passion or will their recent nearness to power have them seeking more power than purpose?

A Convention To Remember

Janis Irwin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Janis Irwin

I'll remember the absolute grace and humility with which Tom Mulcair addressed the crowd following the vote, calling on us to leave the convention strong and united, and to focus on continuing to be the party that dreams no small dreams.

Mulcair's Plan To Linger As NDP Leader Raises Eyebrows

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics

"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."

Mulcair Rejected As NDP Leader As Delegates Vote For Change

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics

52 per cent.

NDP Agrees To Debate Leap Manifesto

CP | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Rank-and-file members must decide if Thomas Mulcair is the right frontman to revive the party.

Althia Raj

Inside Mulcair's Battle To Keep His Job | Althia Raj | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The delegation from Alberta could be the wild card.

At Federal Convention, And Beyond, Let's Move Our Party Forward

Janis Irwin | Posted 04.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Janis Irwin

We can, moving forward, outline a clear vision of who we are, what we stand for, and what we can truly offer to Canadians... I want to know how we -- New Democrats -- will do better and I want these plans grounded in evidence-based policy reflective of our values. And I want for our members to chart the course of our party, not for what might be popular at the time or what might gain support in the short-term to guide our decisions.

Notley's Rousing Speech Targets 'Leap Manifesto' At NDP Convention

CP | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.

3 Ways Politics Mattered This Week

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2016 | Canada Politics

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Mulcair Must Prove He Can Learn From Past Mistakes

Dan Harris | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Dan Harris

If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.

Video Surfaces Of Mulcair Selling Thatcher's Neo-Liberal Politics

The Huffington Post Quebec | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Politics

This is the second video of Mulcair praising the former British prime minister that has come to light.

Althia Raj

NDP Grassroots Itching To Go Left | Althia Raj | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Several policy issues will be up for debate at the convention.

Althia Raj

The Questions New Democrats Face Are Bigger Than Mulcair | Althia Raj | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Some say the NDP needs its own Bernie Sanders.

Althia Raj

It's Time To Dump Mulcair, NDP Youth Wing Says | Althia Raj | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics

The group is calling for "generational renewal."

After Spectacular Failure, NDP Needs A Leader Who Can Inspire

Peggy Nash | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Peggy Nash

The most important thing is for the NDP to not limp along and slip into irrelevance, but to boldly rebuild. Canada needs the NDP. But it needs an NDP that is both inspiring and competent, visionary and responsible, principled and practical. The many dedicated NDP activists need to know what happens now. Where is the NDP headed and how do they fit in to the big picture? What are the concrete plans to rebuild? Which brings me to the leadership question. The Leader too has to share the blame and Tom Mulcair has acknowledged this.

Mulcair Hints At Magic Number He Needs To Stay On

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Politics

And he's confident he'll get there.

Push For NDP To Embrace Leap Manifesto Intensifies

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Nearly two dozen NDP riding associations are urging the party to embrace the manifesto's plan.

Money Didn't Guarantee Votes In The 2015 Election: Analysis

CP | Jordan Press and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2016 | Canada Politics

But not spending enough to at least stay competitive was an almost certain path to defeat.

NDP Failed To Prepare For Campaign Challenges: Report

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Politics

The NDP is now the third party in the House of Commons, holding 44 seats — down from 95 seats in the previous parliament.

Mulcair Gets Support From Union Leaders Ahead Of Leadership Vote

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics

It's all part of a broader campaign by supporters from across the country to help Mulcair stay on as NDP leader.

Mulcair Invigorated Ahead Of NDP Leadership Vote

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's something where you have to look deep inside."