By Alicia Alves The Argus As the successful NDP nomineein the March 14 vote, Andrew Foulds will go on to compete with Liberal MPP Michael Gravelle for Thunder Bay Superior North. “I feel honoured and humbled,” saidFoulds about his win. “It is a huge responsibility that I do not take lightly. People have put a [...]
By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer Andrew Foulds is seeking the Thunder Bay Superior North NDP nomination. There will be a meeting on Thursday, March 14th to make the decision. The victorious candidate will be able to participate in the next provincial election. If successful, Foulds will compete with Liberal MPP Michael Gravelle. According to the [...]
By Jon Pukila Staff Writer NDP MPs Dan Harris (Scarborough Southwest) and Élaine Michaud (Portneuf – Jaques-Cartier) are encouraging Canada’s youth to be more active in the political process.Thetwo members of Parliamentvisited the Study last Wednesday afternoon to talk about engaging young people in the political process and other issues. The visit came as part [...]
Thomas Mulcair took over the office of NDP leader and with it, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition last week. Jack Layton’s former Quebec Lieutenant secured a comfortable win, putting nearly 10 percentage points between himself and runner up Brian Topp. Predictably, the appointment of a new leader has led to a renewed session of mudslinging in Ottawa, beginning with Mulcair’s first question period as LO. MPs from the Conservative bench opened up by accusing the New Democrat of being “anti-jobs” and a “socialist.”
One of the biggest myths that I continually encounter as an activist comes from what I assume to be well-meaning left-leaning individuals who believe that voting for the NDP is the only act necessary to bring about radical social change in this country. As you can imagine, this belief is immensely frustrating to someone like me. Unfortunately, for many years, it was a difficult one to dispel because of one man: Jack Layton.
NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash appeared before a packed house at Tony and Adams last week. The event was organized by the Canada Auto Workers’ Union (CAW) Local 229, the largest labour union in Northwestern Ontario, which Nash belonged to while working as an Air Canada employee.
NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar visited the Study last week. Dewar is the NDP Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre and currently serves as the party’s critic for foreign affairs. After words from local MP Bruce Hyer, Dewar took the floor and gave a brief speech to students on his plans for the party.
Hyer wishes to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will be taking place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9.
New Democrat Thomas Mulcair became the first candidate for the party’s federal leadership to visit Thunder Bay last week. The event, held at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, briefly outlined his background and vision for the federal party.
Don’t expect a definitive statement anytime soon on Thomas Mulcair’s future in the NDP leadership race.
Last Monday, Brian Topp, president of the New Democratic Party (NDP), became the first candidate to announce his decision to run for the leadership of the party, a vacancy that opened after the recent passing of Jack Layton.