If he secures the nomination, Hampton would be up against Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, the incumbent Conservative MP.
Howard Hampton, once head of the Ontario NDP and now a special paid adviser to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, is being courted by the federal party to run in Northern Ontario in the coming federal election....
A merger would reduce our political choices, taking Canada from a multi-party system to a U.S.-style system of two monolithic parties -- something even more limiting in the Canadian context given the tradition of tight party discipline.
The Ontario election overall is an interesting one to watch as a litmus test for the staying power of Conservative and NDP gains, and to see whether rumours of the Liberal Party's demise may truly be exaggerated.
TORONTO - Former Ontario NDP Leader Howard Hampton received praise and thanks for decades of public service Saturday after announcing he will not run for re-election Oct. 6, making him the second of 1...