The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique), commonly referred to by its acronym NDP in English and NPD in French, is a social-democratic federal political party in Canada.The current leader of the NDP is Thomas Mulcair, who was elected in the 2012 leadership election.
The provincial wings of the NDP in Manitoba and Nova Scotia currently form the governments in those provinces. Provincial parties have previously formed governments in British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, and the territorial party formed the government in Yukon. In the 2011 federal election under the leadership of Jack Layton, the NDP won the second-most seats in the Canadian House of Commons, gaining the title of Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian ...
Robin MacLachlan is the face of a new breed in Ottawa: NDP corporate lobbyist.
The former NDP staffer works the phones on behalf of 11 clients – including large companies such as Cisco Systems, Nalcor Energy and Nestlé Canada Inc. – and increasingly pops up on political talk shows as an NDP supporter.
He prefers to say he’s in the “government relations” business.
“The word lobbyist has taken on a bit of a pejorative character to it, so for that I may get the odd joke from my social democratic friends, but it’s all in good humour,” ...
New Democratic Party MPs called Thursday for stronger civilian oversight of the Canadian military, saying the Afghan-detainees affair has shown the need for greater transparency and accountability by the Canadian Forces.
They proposed the creation of a civilian office of inspector general, similar to positions in the United States and Australia.
Citing Britain and Australia, they said the existing judge advocate general — the top legal person in the military — should be a civilian, not a member of the armed forces.
The proposals were made at a news conference held by Ottawa MP ...
Jack Layton of the New Democratic Party (NDP) is now the best-ranked federal party leader in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 29 per cent of respondents approve of Layton’s performance, up three points since February.The approval rating for Canadian prime minister and Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper stands at 26 per cent, down two points in a month. 15 per cent of respondents approve of the way Liberal and Official Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff is handling his duties, also down two points in a month. Canadians renewed the House of Commons in ...
Statement by NDP leader Tom Mulcair on Quebec’s commitment to help Syrian refugees “I applaud today’s announcement by Premier Couillard and the Government of Quebec as it takes concrete steps to help Syrian refugees; agreeing to welcome an additional 3,650 refugees this year and to provide necessary support services for the new arrivals.
I also want to thank the other Provincial and Municipal leaders across the country who have stepped up so far with real commitments, during one of the worst refugee crises since the Second World War.
NDP leader announces national aerospace plan NDP Leader Tom Mulcair unveiled his Campaign for Change plane in Montreal today and announced his plan for a national approach to boost aerospace innovation and manufacturing. After Stephen Harper’s lost decade, the NDP will provide sustainable, long-term support for Canada’s aerospace industry.
NDP statement in response to Status of Women Canada report Mirabel NDP candidate Mylène Freeman made the following statement today:
“In Canada and around the world, it is unacceptable that women are still battling for their rights in 2015. The findings in this Status of Women Canada report on the situation of women and girls across the country are very disturbing. But unfortunately, they are not surprising.”