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The NDP needs a time out

The dearth of ideas within the rudderless NDP has only become more apparent since the rank and file voted to turf Mulcair. See also former...

Fight for $15 and fairness

“These labour laws were created 60 years ago, and we need an update,” says Stephanie Nakitsas, who teamed up with former NDP MP Andrew Cash...

NDP youth divided over Tom Mulcair's future

Mulcair's NDP started the marathon 2015 election campaign last August with many polls showing the party could win. But instead, the federal Liberals overtook them,...

Black Panthers salute brings out old anti-black perversions

His remarks are the same kind of perversion that drove former Conservative MP Rob Anders to call Nelson Mandela a terrorist in 2001. Both former...

How Justin Trudeau could help remake Middle East politics

But the Liberals are unlikely to face Parliamentary heat over the deal, given that the Conservatives signed it and the NDP is reluctant to provoke...

People we hope to never have to think about again in 2016

The famously cunning political strategist – who was once censured by the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association for over that messy business of misleading phone...

The case against Tahoe Resources

Toronto Liberal MP John McKay appeared on BNN recently to speak on the regulation of Canadian mining companies abroad. McKay authored Bill C-300, the Corporate...

#Elxn42: The view from Stephen Harper's backyard

TV NewsroomAnd with long-time Conservative incumbent Laurie Hawn not running, the chances looked good for NDP candidate and Alberta Federation of Labour presi-dent Gil McGowan.

9 ridings in which NDPers deserve your vote

Has there been a more active MP for any federal party in Toronto than the NDP's Andrew Cash? He's been the biggest booster in the...

9 ridings in which NDPers deserve your vote

The NDP's Matthew Kellway took it from long-time incumbent Maria Minna in 2011 with more than 40 per cent of the vote. The NDP critic...

Don't blame Quebec for niqab nonsense

At the same time – and virtually minutes before the last federal Parliament was dissolved – Canada's multiculturalism minister, Tim Uppal, the turbaned Sikh often...

You choose the best of the rest

Liberal Kirsty Duncan shocked when she won going away in 2011 while Doug Ford held the riding municipally and brother Rob was rallying Ford Nation...

Look for the Blair necessities

Moderator Cynthia Mulligan attempted to swing the conversation to child care, but Dan Harris, the riding's NDP incumbent, also wanted a turn. He's spoken to...

NDP unveils national climate plan

It was re-introduced in June by NDP Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway. And now NDP leader Tom Mulcair is officially promising to reintroduce the act...

NDP, Liberals, Greens commit to repealing anti-sex-work law

And so there was Craig Scott, the NDP incumbent in Toronto-Danforth, facing off against the Greens' Chris Tolley from the same riding as well as...

NDP, Liberals, Greens commit to repealing anti-sex-work law

And so there was Craig Scott, the NDP incumbent in Toronto-Danforth, facing off against the Greens' Chris Tolley from the same riding as well as...

Mining Injustice

... and the tar sands, the parties might actually have different positions on this important issue, and it will be interesting to see whether their...

A day at the races

The short version: in a wild mess, Eve Adams, the controversial Conservative MP for Mississauga-Brampton South, had tried and spectacularly failed to win her party's...

A day at the races

The NDP's Rathika Sitsabaiesan took it in a surprise win with a healthy 40.6 per cent of the vote; Conservative candidate Marlene Gallyot finished second...

Ridings on the storm

By the 2011 election, however, he was finally in charge of the party and ran it into the electoral ground, losing his own seat to...

War crimes of summer go unaddressed in federal election

Indeed, in a recent piece for Esprit de Corps magazine, NDP war minister-in-waiting Jack Harris does not suggest that the $67 million currently spent every...

Is Tom Mulcair hiding in the weeds on pot?

The NDP members of the committee, including former deputy leader Libby Davies, drafted a minority report. It recommends an independent ... The NDP's stated goal...

Big 3: Hope after Hiroshima

NDP MP Paul Dewar, of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, heads up the speakers' list. Also featured: display tables, lantern ceremony and performances by...

Meet the G20 detainee running against Bill Blair in Scarborough

It reminds me now of Julian Fantino running away from the vets when he didn't want to answer to them. The only authority he seems...

BBQ with "Canada's next Prime Minister"

BBQ with "Canada's next Prime Minister"At a barbecue hosted by local NDP MP Andrew Cash at St. Helen's Catholic School, Mulcair was introduced as "Canada's...

PCs' Patrick Brown-out

(blog) (blog)On the other side of the coin, it was hard not to notice how many federal Conservative MPs backed Brown over Elliott, who...

Koch brothers go deep in Alberta tar sands

Fort McKay, Alberta, a hamlet of 700 citizens, hugs the Athabasca River a half-hour's drive north of Fort McMurray. It's home to the Fort ...

Is Mike Duffy the PM's big oil middleman?

Still, the NDP's Charlie Angus and Murray Rankin have been trying to get answers in the House. "Why did the prime minister ask Mike Duffy...

Timing of Bill Blair's Liberal bid gets curiouser

Dan Harris, the incumbent NDP MP in the riding, says all hospitals are looking for prominent people to fill their boards to help raise funds.

Big 3: Stop Bill C-51

Liberal MPs Adam Vaughan and Chrystia Freeland invite the public to discuss arts, culture and the future of the CBC in a forum Thursday (March...

Meet your new city council

Despite four years of drama at City Hall and a rollercoaster of a mayor's race, in one sense the outcome of the 2014 municipal election...

Is John Tory for real?

Among them, Tom Allison, the current Premier's former chief of staff; longtime Liberal backroomer Bob Richardson; Ontario PC party president Richard Ciano; Conservative organizer John...

Woodgreen workers walk

Some 500 social service workers for the WoodGreen agency walked off the job on October 9. Their union, Workers United Canada Local 154, represents personal...

Board games

Ever since the late-90s Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris stripped boards of their taxation powers and reduced the role of elected trustee to a...

An open letter to Olivia Chow from Michael Hollett

Not by continuing the play-it-safe tack you adopted as early front-runner in this mayoral marathon, which has been a disaster, but by tearing up the...

NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events

The Transportation Safety Board concluded in its recent findings that a “weak safety culture” in the railway industry contributed to the fatal crash that killed...

NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events

The Transportation Safety Board concluded in its recent findings that a “weak safety culture” in the railway industry contributed to the fatal crash that killed...

Fantino's trump card

Yet there are concerns that the Liberals could tip the scales in the chief's favour come September when they name police board members to replace...

Grit's bad Toronto act

Why, it's Ontario Conservative leader John Tory, the mayoral candidate so enthusiastically endorsed by then-councillor Duguid against David Miller in 2003. "John Tory turns his...

Three reasons why Canadians should be worried about Burger King's takeover ...

Three reasons why Canadians should be worried about Burger King's takeover of Tim Hortons, according to NDP industry critic Peggy Nash: 1. Tims will be...

NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events

... of the pro-Russian insurgency in the east. How recent events are affecting the country and what the fallout means for Europe is the focus...

25th Anniversary Retrospective

On April 11, 1997, the Ontario Tories ram through their megacity bill after a nine-day NDP-led filibuster, and despite a no vote in a referendum...

News in brief

The Toronto chapter of the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity, led by Akio Maroon, held a Hands Up TO! action in solidarity with the people of...

Thomas Mulcair: A dynamic force of nature, he has the gutsy personality it ...

Dewar's big shiny campaign never looked better than on opening day, and his abysmal command of French became all the more glaring when he needlessly...

Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, to return to Canada today

Former Conservative Justice Minister Rob Nicholson signed Emery's extradition order in 2009 in a move that was widely viewed as being politically motivated. On July...

Are we safe now?

Don't tell us it's not, " says Pat Hood, mother of a six-year-old daughter and member of the Junction Triangle Action Committee. She's quick to...

Of sex work, dignity and human rights

During the Question and Answer, Conservative MP Stella Ambler (Mississauga South) summarized Potvin's testimony with the following quote: “The way you tell it, frankly, it...

Of sex work, dignity and human rights

During the Question and Answer, Conservative MP Stella Ambler (Mississauga South) summarized Potvin's testimony with the following quote: “The way you tell it, frankly, it...

Port Authority power play

Until recently, newly elected Liberal MP Adam Vaughan wanted to destroy the Toronto Port Authority. Now he wants to fix it. In an interview ahead...

Travel insecurity

The NDP's multiculturalism critic Andrew Cash raises accountability concerns. "The government has not been very transparent about the process." news@nowtoronto.com. • Feb 25, 2014 at...