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Singh Takes On MPs in Bid for NDP Leadership

Federal MPs Jenny Kwan, Kennedy Stewart and Randall Garrison are just some of those who have thrown their support behind Singh. As well, he has...

Cash Will Remain 'Mother's Milk' of BC Politics Even After Big Money Ban

Last week BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got “teed off” about a fundraising golf game and reception NDP Premier John Horgan is hosting Aug.

NDP Leader Candidate Guy Caron Pitches $90-Billion 'Workers First' Economic Plan

NDP leadership contender Guy Caron put out a “Workers First” platform plank Wednesday that includes $90 billion in new spending priorities and a pledge to...

Jean Crowder, Former Vancouver Island MP, to Endorse Guy Caron for NDP Leadership

'Guy understands the importance of uniting Quebec's progressives with those across the country, an essential key to our party's future success,' says Jean Crowder. Twitter.

Horgan Town Hall Turns Deeply Personal When Father Asks about Overdose Deaths

There was strong applause from the friendly crowd, which included Victoria MP Murray Rankin, four incumbent capital region NDP MLAs, other local candidates, campaign workers...

Ottawa Clears Way For Supervised Injection Sites

In question period today Conservative health critic Colin Carrie asked if Philpott could “confirm that she will finally listen to communities and reverse her unilateral...

Time to End Criminal Code's State-Sanctioned Homophobia

Bill C-448 was the fourth time an NDP MP had introduced a bill to repeal Section 159, dating back to Joe Comartin's C-438 tabled in...

Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media? | The Tyee

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.and more »...

Site C 'Running Roughshod' over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

NDP critic Charlie Angus wants to know how Wilson-Raybould can reconcile her former opposition with the Trudeau government's decision to approve two crucial fisheries permits...

Body Cameras for Police, Urges Ex-MP

Former Conservative MP from Edmonton Peter Goldring said in a statement Thursday he doesn't always trust the police and thinks they should wear the cameras...

Nuclear Safety Warnings Demand Independent Review: Mulcair

It alleges CNSC management withheld information from commission panels holding licensing hearings for two nuclear plants in Ontario. The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear...

So, Jason Kenney Wants to Save Alberta Now?

Kenney wasn't the first Conservative to realize that the Harper era was coming to an end. He was virtually invisible in the ... For their...

Contract Jobs, 'Flexible' Work Open Door for Employer Abuses

Andrew Cash, co-founder of the Urban Worker Project and a former NDP MP from Toronto, fought to give unpaid interns workplace protection similar to paid...

Please Advise! Does Hating Free Trade Put Me on the Trump Team?

One of the most brilliant political ads of the campaign was a Liberal spot showing U.S. NAFTA negotiators taking issue with one particular line. "It's...

NDP Takes Another Crack at Letting Expats Vote

It's not the first time the NDP has tried to pass such legislation. In 2014, former MP Megan Leslie tabled the same bill put forth...

Government Manipulating Hydro Finances, Says Former Civil Servant

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Jun 2016, . Share article ... The "accelerated revenue" appears not to conform with accepted accounting principles, he said, and noted...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

What Sparked the Parliamentary Brawl?

After Trudeau's apology Thursday, NDP MP Linda Duncan asked if Trudeau would move to rescind the attempt to strip opposition parties of their powers to...

After Three Years, One Charge in Quick Wins Scandal | The Tyee

After almost three years of RCMP investigation, the BC Liberals' Quick Wins scandal has resulted in a single charge of breach of public trust against...

Liberals Signal New Telecom Policy, Promote Open Access

Conservative MP Dan Albas asked how the government plans to respond to the Quebec bill, which he noted raises concerns about state-backed Internet censorship. Canadian...

Tweaks to Electoral Reform Committee an 'Insult,' Says NDP Critic

Changes made Monday to the new electoral reform committee in Ottawa are an insult to 1.5 million Canadians who voted for the Bloc Quebecois and...

Tweaks to Electoral Reform Committee an 'Insult,' Says NDP Critic

Changes made Monday to the new electoral reform committee in Ottawa are an insult to 1.5 million Canadians who voted for the Bloc Quebecois and...

Workers Must Unite to Fight Global Power, Wealth: Leo Gerard

Once you sign it, it's done. Do you think Canada's going to tell the Japanese and the Americans and the Mexicans, 'This is the change...

Window Closing on Electoral Reform, Warns NDP's Cullen

Other panelists included Conservative deputy critic for Democratic Institutions, Blake Richards; and Liberal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions, Mark Holland. Part of...

Window Closing on Electoral Reform, Warns NDP's Cullen

NDP critic for democratic reform Nathan Cullen said months ago that he was worried the government would not have a plan in place for the...

NDP Already Working to Bridge the Leap, Says MP Nathan Cullen

"Suffice it to say I think we really have some good thinking on this and some really good plans, but they have to involve more...

Feds Can't Back Up Foreign Worker Program Changes, NDP's Ashton Says

Niki Ashton said she asked Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk to show the materials used in the government's recent decision to approve an exemption that allows...

Six Key Divides New Democrats Must Tackle

National ObserverDismissing a direct appeal from Alberta's NDP Premier Rachel Notley, delegates to the federal convention voted to have a party conversation considering whether to...

Who Stands Where on Mulcair's Leadership?

Weeks ago, one of the most recognizable MPs for the NDP, Nathan Cullen, wrote an extensive op-ed for the website National Newswatch, declaring his support...

BC Libs Dipped Below $10M in 2015 Donations, Still Flush with Cash

Meanwhile, the NDP raised about $1 in political donations for every $3 the BC Liberals received. Totals for the New Democrats included $2.49 million from...

Food Bank Society's Two-Tier Membership Shuns Clients, Critics Say

One ran as a candidate for the Conservative govt. Some have roots in Western alliance reform doctrine. ... Did people fall for the credentials, not...

Can a New 'Brand' Rescue the NDP?

"I think the NDP would be a lot smarter to go with the colour purple," Marland said. "Purple is a colour that has often been...

Can Tom Mulcair Accomplish Political Mission Impossible for NDP?

Mulcair has strong supporters in the NDP, including B.C. MPs Peter Julian, who penned a defence of his leadership, Nathan Cullen, and others who have...

Liberals' Deficit-Heavy Budget Draws Praise from Labour Leader

Vancouver-Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies called it a mixed bag, and though it had some good things in it, big ticket items were nowhere to...

Harper and Prentice Refugees Find Jobs in Clark Government

Vanessa Schneider: An ex-staffer for federal Conservative cabinet ministers Gary Lunn and Denis Lebel and also an ex-Fraser Institute staffer, Schneider is now communications director...

Peter Julian: We Need Tom Mulcair Leading This Fight

I joined the NDP as a young activist at the tender age of 14 after having studied all of the Canadian political parties. I was...

Peter Julian: We Need Tom Mulcair Leading This Fight

image atom NDP MP Peter Julian says without Tom Mulcair's work in Parliament, 'Stephen Harper would still be leading Canada.' [Editor's note: In the run-up...

Will Michael Chong Become Canada's Next Conservative Leader?

The most intriguing Conservative leadership contender so far is Michael Chong, and I don't just say that because he's a half-Asian guy like me who...

As Feds' Media Study Begins, Critics Question Timing, Direction

A national study determining whether Canadians are being well served by local news media began collecting testimony last week, but critics say the panel led...

BC's 'Bright Spot' Economy Not So Sunny in North and Interior

By Andrew MacLeod, Today, . Share article via email ... The NDIT, which was set up more than a decade ago with an infusion of...

Will Becoming Bernie Sanders Help Mulcair Keep His Job?

As leader of the official Opposition, he oversaw the NDP's slow slide towards the centre, pushing the socialist caucus off the 2013 convention floor, personally...

Critics Slam Alberta's New Royalty Review as a Public Policy Disaster

Two of the review panel's key members -- Dave Mowat, president of the Alberta Treasury Branch and Peter Tertzakian, managing director of Arc Financial Corp...

Harvard Guy? Liberal Candidate Highlights Ivy League Cred, Attended One-Week Course

... technically incorrect,' though frustrating, prof says. By Andrew MacLeod, 29 Jan 2016, ... While such programs may teach something valuable, the schools are...

'Pennies for Billions': Aboriginals Fight Near Giveaway of Pipeline Rights in 1952

By late 2014, an official for then-Conservative federal minister Bernard Valcourt granted retroactive consent to the transfer of the pipeline's easement to the U.S. company.

Why a Referendum on Electoral Reform Would Be Undemocratic

... say," interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose stated recently in demanding that Prime Minister Trudeau commit to holding a referendum prior to introducing any changes...

Why a Referendum on Electoral Reform Would Be Undemocratic

... say," interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose stated recently in demanding that Prime Minister Trudeau commit to holding a referendum prior to introducing any changes...

Byelection Battle: Meet Candidates Vying for Vancouver Mount-Pleasant

Fry, the Green Party's candidate, says that at age 46 he's lived in the constituency for almost 30 years. He's the self-described "black sheep" son...