Megan Leslie

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Parliament has a power problem: why few staffers report sexual ...

(subscription) (subscription)One contributing factor is staffers are often seen as 'dispensable and lucky to be there,' says one ex-aide. After-hours receptions and other informal...

Hali-famous compete for Eastern Front Theatre in So You Think You Can Act?

The contestants are: former NDP MP Megan Leslie, mentored by Dan Bray of Villain's Theatre; C100 co-host JC Douglas, mentored by Ryanne Chisholm of LunaSea...

NDP needs a strong leader to return wind to its sails

A leadership race is allegedly under way, but two of the leading possible contenders, B.C. MP Nathan Cullen and former Halifax MP Megan Leslie, have...

Brexit, Trump, And Trudeau: Canada Is Now An Outlier

Megan Leslie, a former NDP stalwart who lost her Halifax seat last October, also credits Harper for the current political mood, although rather less charitably...

More women are dealing with mid-career burnout

Standing before orange balloons and orange campaign signs in a beige hotel ballroom last October, with cameras on her and a dismayed crowd, Megan Leslie...

Former MP Megan Leslie happy with federal ban on microbeads

Former Halifax MP Megan Leslie is ecstatic about a recent federal government decision that bans manufacturing microbeads in Canada, as well as importing and exporting...

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...

NDP sets rules for leadership race: Candidates need 500 signatures from party members across Canada

Spending for the campaign is capped at $1.5 million per candidate. Other bigger-name candidates, including B.C. MP Nathan Cullen, ex-Halifax MP Megan Leslie and longtime...

The Pollcast: NDP leadership up for grabs — who wants it?

Former Nova Scotia MP Megan Leslie, who was also considered a potential future leader, said she wasn't interested in the position shortly after Tom Mulcair...

Law says there's no such thing as an 'unofficial candidate' after New Democrat's bizarre leadership launch

First it was the first official launch of an unofficial leadership bid, but now Cheri DiNovo is a semi-official contender for the federal NDP leadership.

BC MP Nathan Cullen won't seek to replace Mulcair as NDP leader

(subscription) (subscription)Mr. Cullen is joining former NDP MP Megan Leslie on the sidelines of the race to replace Thomas Mulcair, leaving a wide-open field...

Bad behaviour is nothing new to the House of Commons. Here are some examples

December 2011: Peter Kent, then environment minister, was answering NDP MP Megan Leslie's question about the Conservative government's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol...

Megan Leslie, Former Halifax MP, Won't Run For NDP Leader

TheChronicleHerald.caFormer Halifax MP Megan Leslie has announced that she won't run for the leadership of the NDP. The party's ex-deputy leader confirmed she wasn't vying...

Megan Leslie rules out NDP leadership bid: 'I don't want it'

Former NDP deputy leader Megan Leslie will not be running for the party leadership. "I am not," she told host Chris Hall in an interview...

what makes an ideal NDP leader

(subscription) (subscription)While party stalwarts are observing a grace period following Mulcair's ouster in a leadership review in Edmonton last weekend, rumoured contestants to succeed...

Federal NDP left with no clear successor to Mulcair

Megan Leslie, the former Halifax MP who lost her seat in the 2015 Liberal wave, is frequently discussed — or hoped for — leadership contender.

Federal NDP left with no clear successor to Mulcair

Megan Leslie, the former Halifax MP who lost her seat in the 2015 Liberal wave, is frequently discussed — or hoped for — leadership contender.

Five steps for the NDP after its convention - www.muskokaregion.com/

Five steps for the NDP after its conventionwww.muskokaregion.com/... who spearheaded efforts to promote the polarizing Leap Manifesto at the NDP convention, denied any interest in...

Eight possible candidates for the NDP leadership, from an ex-deputy leader to a documentary filmmaker

MEGAN LESLIE: The NDP's widely liked and respected former deputy leader, Halifax-based Leslie, was one of the most prominent New Democrats unseated last year. She's...

NDP youth divided over Mulcair's future ahead of crucial leadership test

But instead, the federal Liberals overtook them, and they dropped to third place, losing more than half of their caucus, including prominent MPs such as...

Life or death, the Mulcairerendum needs a clear answer

Toronto Star (blog)Of course, if they dump Mulcair now, the NDP is doing so without an heir apparent for the un-enticing job. With the exception...

NDP faces the Tom Mulcair quandary: Walkom | Toronto Star

Other obvious successors, such as former Halifax MP Megan Leslie no longer hold seats in the Commons. Other than Mulcair, no one has publicly indicated...

Region loses voice in Ottawa with Hillyer passing

(blog)Take the friendship between CPC MP Lisa Raitt and former NDP MP Megan Leslie, for example. It's easy to be cynical about politicians. After...

NDP lost election because of weak pitch to voters, internal report says

Among the casualties were some of the most prominent New Democrat MPs, including Peter Stoffer, Megan Leslie, Paul Dewar and Peggy Nash. There has been...

DESJARDINS: NDP need leader decision

It might help to consider how he would do against Justin Trudeau and interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose were an election to be held...

Jim Hillyer wanted to do right for southern Alberta

Take the friendship between CPC MP Lisa Raitt and former NDP MP Megan Leslie, for example. It's easy to be cynical about politicians. After all,...

Patrons get into spirit of fine art

Megan Quinlan isn't an artist, won't be taking art lessons anytime soon, and has no plans to visit the Toledo Museum of Art. But one...

Megan Leslie Q & A on losing in politics

Former NDP MP and deputy leader Megan Leslie sat down recently with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge to talk about losing in politics. Leslie lost her...

HÉBERT: No compelling case for Mulcair to stay as NDP leader

But if that is true, then it amounts to a devastating judgment on the next generation of New Democrats. Having watched the likes of former...

CTV Atlantic's 2015 year in review: A to Z

Some longtime members of Parliament were ousted, including NDP members Megan Leslie and Peter Stoffer. Longtime Conservative MP and cabinet minister Peter MacKay stepped away...

Around Town: Trudeau tops a who's who of VIPs at US Embassy holiday party

US Ambassador Bruce Heyman, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vicki Heyman at a holiday reception hosted by the Heymans on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, for...

Possible NDP leadership thread

I was just thinking that Megan Leslie should run for the leadership. She has seven years of experience in Parliament. She could appoint Mulcair as...

Megan Leslie heads in new direction with World Wildlife Fund job ...

As an NDP member of parlaiment, Leslie was the opposition critic for the environment.

Megan Leslie gets new job as WWF Canada consultant

Former NDP environment critic and Halifax MP Megan Leslie is returning to Ottawa — but not as an elected official this time. Leslie says she...

Megan Leslie: I didn't expect to lose

Leslie says while she's heartbroken by the NDP loss, there's one consolation prize: Harper is gone. "We've been under Harper for a long time. It's...

Mulcair to ask ex-MPs to examine what went wrong for NDP in election

Possible candidates include veterans like Megan Leslie, Jack Harris, Pat Martin, Peter Stoffer and Nycole Turmel, all of whom were defeated in last week's vote.

Outgoing NDP MP Dewar tasked with party reorganization after disappointing ...

Since the election, Dewar and outgoing party members such as Halifax's Megan Leslie and Toronto's Peggy Nash have been cleaning out their offices while about...

Megan Leslie's emotional goodbye after 'devastating loss'

Defeated MP Megan Leslie calls the NDP losses on election night "devastating," and says Tom Mulcair must remain as leader to keep what's left of...

Megan Leslie loses to Liberal Andy Fillmore in Halifax

Deputy NDP leader Megan Leslie has been swept aside by urban planner Andy Fillmore. In a speech to supporters she congratulated Fillmore on his win...

Megan Leslie, NDP Incumbent, Loses Halifax Seat

Megan Leslie, the NDP incumbent MP and deputy leader of the federal party, was unseated by Liberal challenger Andy Fillmore. The surprise upset ends the...

NDP reduced to third party status as support collapses

The election night pain for the New Democrats started early, in Atlantic Canada, where star candidates and seasoned NDP veterans like Peter Stoffer and Megan...

Liberal Andy Fillmore wins the Halifax seat, beating out NDP Megan Leslie

The riding of Halifax is one that was closely watched across the province, as high-profile Leslie tried to defend her seat for a seventh term.

Andy Fillmore promises to be 'champion of Halifax' after beating ...

HALIFAX – A shift in the polls late in the game made for a victory for Andy Fillmore, as he secures the Liberals the Halifax...

Halifax NDP candidate Megan Leslie responds to Liberal push

NDP candidate Megan Leslie is confident she will represent Halifax once again, despite a last-minute push by Justin Trudeau in the riding on the weekend.

Society Profile: Dalhousie NDP | Dalhousie Gazette

Current Halifax Member of Parliament and NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic Megan Leslie made an appearance at the Expo to answer questions and talk...

Exclusive: The NDP's Megan Leslie on climate change and social justice

(blog) (blog)Megan Leslie is Deputy leader of the New Democratic Party, the NDP's Environment Critic, Member of Parliament for Halifax, and -- full disclosure...

Megan Leslie and Andy Fillmore battle to represent Halifax riding

For NDP candidate Megan Leslie, the struggle to balance work and family has hit home during the marathon election campaign of 2015. The deputy NDP...

Federal party candidates debate science funding, muzzling of scientists on ...

NDP candidate and environment critic Leslie called it "a huge problem." Again, Goodyear rebutted the criticism, saying Canada's scientists conduct thousands of media interviews annually...

In Halifax, The NDP-Liberal Battle For Change Hits Close To Home

Like many voters in the downtown riding, she wants to get rid of Conservative Leader Stephen Harper but was initially unsure where to park her...

Halifax voter choosing between a local NDP candidate and a federal Liberal ...

Her riding, Halifax, features an NDP incumbent, Megan Leslie, who “has done a really great job of being super integrated into the community. They're about...