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Jagmeet Singh positions himself as 'growth candidate,' makes gains in vote-rich BC, as rivals attack

(subscription) (subscription)While Jagmeet Singh's opponents portray him as a flash in the pan and commentators are pointing to his potential weakness in Quebec, the...

NDP leadership candidates affirm support for labour in debate

NDP leadership candidates reinforced their commitment to workers and the labour movement at a debate hosted by the United Steelworkers in Toronto on Thursday night.

Amid leadership race, NDP finds itself at a crossroads — again

Mulcair came out forcefully against a proposed niqab ban, and Chow said as a result the party's support took a hit in Quebec, where many...

Ex-union leader Sid Ryan considering NDP leadership bid

Lack of bilingualism is what is keeping Olivia Chow, the widow of Mr. Layton who was herself an MP for eight years, from putting her...

What Mulcair's ouster has in common with Brexit and Trump: Paul Wells

She wrote that 2015 was a “three-peat” for Toronto-area New Democrats who'd already watched the provincial party under Andrea Horwath and the NDP's favoured Toronto...

Olivia Chow stumps for Yukon NDP, takes aim at other parties

It's not unusual for a star politician to pay a visit to political brethren fighting an election, in hopes of adding buzz to a local...

Event in Riverdale Park West will mark fifth anniversary of Jack Layton's death

It's been nearly five years since Canada lost widely respected NDP leader Jack Layton, and a group of volunteers are looking to remember the former...

The Political Families of Toronto City Council

Maria Augimeri (Ward 8, York Centre): Her husband Odoardo Di Santo was an NDP MPP from 1975 to 1985. In the 1997 federal election, he...

Brent Hawkes: 'some complaints are not legitimate'

Numerous public figures have expressed their support for Hawkes, including former Ontario premier Bob Rae, former NDP MPs Olivia Chow and Craig Scott, Pride Toronto...

Toronto political dynasties: The people's choice or the family business?

The Laytons: Toronto Councillor Mike is the latest office-holder in a line that includes his dad, former NDP Leader Jack; his stepmom, former NDP MP...

Java with Joe Nanny

Anti-war marcher, eco-warrior, aide to Jack Layton and Olivia Chow. Long hair, nose and tongue piercings, now gone. Behind his current ... Instead, I fire...

E-petition calls on Liberals to hold inquiry into Afghan torture allegations

Newly-elected NDP MP Craig Scott is applauded as he is presented to the House of Commons by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and MP Olivia Chow...

Notable Ontarians want the Loku report made public

When a citizen is killed, hurt, or alleges sexual assault by a police officer, the Special Investigations Unit collects evidence, drafts a report, and seals...

The New Joe Cressy Should Get His Medical Marijuana Facts Straight

He was the campaign manager for Mike Layton in 2010 when he ran successfully for council and also managed the successful re-election campaign of Olivia...

Date with lefty Joe Cressy

Even in the womb, you sat on council — activist/mom Joanne Campbell being the first member to give birth in office. You interned with Jack...

Possible NDP leadership candidates from the GTA - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsPossible NDP leadership candidates from the GTACP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsDuring Sunday's NDP convention in Edmonton, party delegates voted to debate the merits...

After Tom Mulcair, what's next for the NDP?

Former NDP MP Olivia Chow also said many were shocked by the outcome of the leadership vote, but the results were clear. "There was a...

Who were the top spending NDP candidates in the fall federal election?

Megan Leslie (Halifax): $169,960.62. Mira Oreck (Vancouver Granville): $167,662.48. Bill Sundhu (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo): $158,523.06. Olivia Chow (Spadina—Fort York): $157,112.21. Jennifer Hollett (University—Rosedale): $155,181.47.

CP analysis: Money didn't guarantee victory in 2015 election

The analysis may help explain why the marathon 11-week campaign came down to a battle between the better-resourced Liberals and Conservatives, with the NDP and...

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...

Doug Ford "Rob Ford was two steps left of the late Jack Layton."

National PostDoug Ford "Rob Ford was two steps left of the late Jack Layton."Doug Ford explains why they have more NDP support than Andrea Horwath...

Rob Ford funeral, visitation details released

In 2011, thousands filed past the flag-draped casket of the late federal NDP leader and former Toronto councillor Jack Layton. ... That tribute had the...

Doug Ford's heart 'ripped out' by brother Rob's death

The brother of the late Rob Ford told CP24 he was devastated by the former mayor's death. "My heart is ripped out," said Doug Ford.

The View From Canada

National PostShe was a federal NDP candidate in the 2015 Canadian election, as well as the digital director for Olivia Chow's 2014 Toronto mayoral campaign.

DMZ and TechGirls Canada panel tackling STEM's diversity problem says 'get the hell out of the way'

Moderated by Saadia Muzaffar, founder of TechGirls Canada, the event kicked off with Muzaffar sitting with former NDP member of parliament Olivia Chow. “I see...

Leap Manifesto Should Be Reference Point For Policy Debates: Ex-MP Craig Scott

MetroNews CanadaCraig Scott is applauded as he is presented to the House of Commons by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and MP Olivia Chow on Parliament...

Brent Hawkes makes first public appearance since charges

Current and former elected officials from all three levels of governments were present: Liberal MP Bill Blair, former NDP MPs Olivia Chow and Craig Scott,...

Chris Selley: When total strangers weigh in, Twitter justice is no justice at all

“I know Brent Hawkes to be a man of the highest integrity and honour,” Anne Brayley, chair of the church's board, told congregants, who included...

'I am innocent,' says Rev. Brent Hawkes, vowing to fight sex-assault allegations

About 150 people attended the morning's first service at 9 a.m., but that number had nearly doubled by the second at 11 a.m., with prominent...

Mulcair sees pattern in NDP's Toronto losses

Instead, Mulcair is trying to shift the conversation back to central NDP themes: addressing inequality, fighting privatization of public services, and pushing for “true equality”...

Photos: Howard Pawley

A collection of photos of former Manitoba premier Howard Pawley. Pawley died Wednesday in Windsor at the age of 81. Former Manitoba premier Howard Pawley...

Best Photos of 2015 – Aryn Toombs

Olivia Tracy, 5, watches one of the zoo's two hippos chow down on a pumpkin feast at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary on Saturday, October...

Coun. Mike Layton welcomes first child into the world - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsCoun. Mike Layton welcomes first child into the worldCP24 Toronto's Breaking News... child in the hospital, noting that his “heart may just...

Joe Oliver, Olivia Chow and more surprising election night upsets

Olivia Chow, NDP, Spadina-Fort York. Olivia Chow of the NDP lost to the Liberals' Adam Vaughan in Spadina-Fort York. “We pick ourselves up from our...

Olivia Chow, Joe Oliver fall to red wave as Liberals take over Toronto

Ms. Chow, the widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton, failed to retake a seat in Parliament, losing to Liberal Adam Vaughan in the new...

Adam Vaughan elected in Spadina-Fort York riding, Olivia Chow defeated

Adam Vaughan has been elected in the riding of Spadina-Fort York over NDP candidate Olivia Chow. Chow was attempting to make her return to federal...

Adam Vaughan, Olivia Chow Face Off In Critical Downtown Toronto Battle

Ottawa CitizenTORONTO — Watching Liberal incumbent Adam Vaughan move from door to door, signs stacked under his arm, his choices seem counterintuitive. He's going up...

Chow fans in Spadina-Fort York wary of Liberal surge

... condo-dwelling Spadina-Fort York resident and Chow volunteer. “What's happening in the federal election affects here, so we're just watching and I'm hoping there will...

Olivia Chow and Adam Vaughan in tight Spadina-Fort York race

Chow has called the situation "desperate," saying earlier this month that an NDP government would commit to building 10,000 units of affordable housing its first...

Spadina-Fort York: Big-Name Contest Reopens Battles Between Olivia Chow, Adam ...

She was the area's city councillor in Toronto from 1991 to 2005 when she left to run federally for the NDP. When — on her...

Olivia Chow's lead narrows in Fort York - Spadina, new poll suggests - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsOlivia Chow's lead narrows in Fort York - Spadina, new poll suggestsCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsOlivia Chow is losing her large early lead...

Chow's lead narrows in Spadina-Fort York: poll - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsChow's lead narrows in Spadina-Fort York: pollCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsOlivia Chow's lead in Spadina-Fort York is losing steam while the Liberals and...

Olivia Chow, Tommy Douglas, And The Shameful History Of ...

Olivia Chow sent one just a few minutes ago, beginning with the claim that “Tom Mulcair reminded us all that only the NDP stands up...

Clash of Toronto's progressive titans: Olivia Chow hopes to win back old ...

Chow lost her first two federal elections here, then broke through in 2006 and won twice more after that, alongside her late husband, Jack Layton,...

Olivia Chow, Adam Vaughan promise to axe island airport expansion

The NDP and Liberals would both put a stop to Porter's plan to fly jets in and out of Billy Bishop airport, the two frontrunners...

NDP's Thomson says Olivia Chow bumped him from home riding

Ottawa Citizen (subscription)NDP star candidate and former Saskatchewan finance minister Andrew Thomson says he is running in Eglinton-Lawrence because of Olivia Chow's candidacy in his...

NDP's Thomson says Olivia Chow bumped him from home riding

(subscription) (subscription)NDP star candidate and former Saskatchewan finance minister Andrew Thomson says he is running in Eglinton-Lawrence because of Olivia Chow's candidacy in his...

Olivia Chow Running for NDP in Spadina-Fort York Riding

Toronto SunOlivia Chow is heading back to the campaign trail and looking to oust Liberal MP Adam Vaughan. According to Olivia, she has been approached...

NDP's Olivia Chow, Jennifer Hollett start C-51 'countdown'

Olivia Chow says she has one message for “those cynics” — a.k.a. the Liberals, who voted in favour of the Conservatives' anti-terror law. “Get out...

Politics and its Discontents: Olivia Chow's Video About Bill C-51

The weekend blitz will focus on ridings with incumbent Liberals who voted for the Conservatives' “spy bill,” NDP sources say, including Toronto MPs Adam Vaughan...