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The New Democratic Party (NDP) | Le Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) est un parti politique au Canada.

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ENG: 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 ...
for35against   I clearly support it. New Democratic Party is quite good party. For instance, because it ... (if I wanted to write why it is good, I wrote it here), positive
for1against   As an avowed Social Democrat/Democratic Socialist, I see the NDP as by far the best option for Canada, brendannla
for29against   I am strongly opposed. New Democratic Party is quite bad choice. For instance, because it ... (if I wanted to write why it is bad, I wrote it here), negative
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Lobbying world starting to wake up to the NDP

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,” ...

NDP wants new civilian oversight for military

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 ...

NDP: Layton Surpasses Harper in Canada

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 ...

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NDP statement on Veterans’ week
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Veterans’ week: “Every day Canadian men and women risk their lives to protect those in danger and to defend peace, justice, equality and freedom around the world. It is thanks to them, and those who sacrificed before them, that today we may live in peace and freedom. Veterans’ Week is an opportunity to pay tribute to our veterans and acknowledge their significant contributions. They deserve our gratitude, respect and support. Language English
Tom Mulcair welcomes new cabinet
“It’s clear from the election results that Canadians were ready for change,” said Mulcair. “Today’s swearing in ceremony turns another page on the previous administration. While this change is welcome in Ottawa, progress made in the coming months and years will reveal the strength of that change.” Language English
NDP calls for urgent action on Syrian refugee resettlement
Today, the NDP called on the new government to urgently release an action plan outlining how Canada will get thousands of Syrian refugees resettled in the country by the end of the year. Language English
New Democrats hold first caucus meeting ahead of 42nd parliament
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair convened the first meeting of his new caucus this afternoon. Speaking via teleconference, Mulcair welcomed newly elected and re-elected MPs and outlined the caucus priorities for the 42nd Parliament.  Language English

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