Rathika Sitsabaiesan

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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...

Ontario Liberal Party will decide on their candidate for Scarborough-Rouge River today

Thiru's main rival is Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the riding's former New Democrat MP, whose recent switch to the Liberals surprised many. In a message to supporters...

Toronto school trustee Shan to run for provincial NDP in Scarborough-Rouge River byelection

Balkissoon had held the riding since 2005, and six candidates will battle for the Liberal nomination on June 5, including Piragal Thiru, a party vice...

Scarborough-Rouge River race for provincial Liberal nomination is a seven-way fight

One is Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the federal riding's MP until last fall, when Sitsabaiesan ran for re-election as a New Democrat and lost. Another is ...

I Am Seeking Liberal Nomination Because I Believe In Progress

Here in Ontario, the NDP continues to fight past battles without offering a progressive plan for the future. The direction I saw was not the...

Former NDP MP Sitsabaiesan leaves party to seek provincial Liberal nomination in Scarborough-Rouge River

On Saturday, Sitsabaiesan announced on Facebook she had decided to stand for nomination - as a Liberal - in the provincial Scarborough-Rouge River riding left...

Ex-NDP MP wants to run for provincial Liberals

Rathika Sitsabaiesan used to bleed orange as MP for Scarborough-Rouge River, a former federal riding that was absorbed into Scarborough North for last year's federal...

Judge says Duffy trial took him 'through the looking glass' of Harper's office

Two MPs defeated in the last election are going to try their hands at provincial politics: Conservative Mike Allen is taking a run at the...

Questions ahead for devastated NDP, Mulcair indicates he's not going anywhere

(subscription)As Liberals can attest after 2011, it's “devastating” to watch your party collapse to third place on election night. But pundits say the NDP...

Red wave swallows Conservative, NDP incumbents

(subscription) (subscription). Name recognition, experience and power connections ... The photograph by Cynthia Münster. Defeated NDP MPs Megan Leslie and Rathika Sitsabaiesan at...

Defeated Sitsabaiesan thankful for past five years

It was a bittersweet feeling for NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan when she entered the Kasni Event Venue in Scarborough at Finch Avenue East and Tapscott...

Defeated NDP candidate blames the electorate fear factor | The ...

NDP candidate Rathika Sitsabaiesan speaks to supporters at Monday night post-election reception. The NDP candidate, defeated by the Liberal running in the Scarborough North riding,...

Liberals dominate in Toronto's inner suburbs with support from all demographics

Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the NDP MP who took Scarborough North in 2011 and was seen as representative of the NDP's breakthrough in Ontario, was soundly defeated...

Liberals dominate in Toronto's inner suburbs with support from all demographics

Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the NDP MP who took Scarborough North in 2011 and was seen as representative of the NDP's breakthrough in Ontario, was soundly defeated...

Shaun Chen wins Scarborough North for the Liberals over NDP incumbent

Shaun Chen has overtaken incumbent NDP candidate Rathika Sitsabaiesan in the riding of Scarborough North for the Liberal party. Sitsabaiesan, who was first elected in...

SCARBOROUGH NORTH: Candidates answer our questions...

Incumbent Scarborough-Rouge River MP and New Democrat Rathika Sitsabaiesan said she hopes to earn her second term in Ottawa as representative for Scarborough North. Had...

Scarborough North riding candidates debate issues of low voter turnout, child ...

Malvern Votes' Alex Dow, standing, moderates the Scarborough North all-candidates debate that included Liberal Shaun Chen, left, the Green Party's Eleni MacDonald, independent Raphael Rosch...

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...

Treat refugee crisis 'like an emergency' and open Canada's doors, say federal ...

But in another interview Thursday, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a New Democrat running in Scarborough North, said the Conservatives have only brought over 2,000 government-sponsored Syrian refugees...

Federal Election 2015: Scarborough North riding

Summary: This is a new riding for 2015. NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan, who was first elected in 2011 in the former riding of Scarborough-Rouge River,...

Toronto school board chair resigns to run for Liberals

The riding is currently held by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan, elected in 2011 with 35 per cent of the vote. In a letter to the...

Six key races to watch in Toronto and the GTA - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

CP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsSix key races to watch in Toronto and the GTACP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsOlivia Chow, who represented Trinity-Spadina for eight years before resigning...

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair tries to win over Ontario

OurWindsor.ca... and it's not anymore,” said Jeganathan, a Tamil-Canadian who lives in North York and recently helped out with a job fair organized by NDP...

A Day in the Life of Toronto's Firefighters

By delightful happenstance—or someone's sense of humour—my team includes Dan Jacobs, a former DJ-turned-Rob Ford's executive assistant, and Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the NDP MP from Scarborough.

Scarborough NDP MP Sitsabiaesan introduces bill to change 'critically flawed ...

Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabiaesan says the the Rouge National Urban Park Act, which became law on April 23, is “critically flawed.” A private bill...

Canada please tell Canadian Tamil MPs not to promote Eelam in Sri Lanka ...

Renowned author Steward Bell in November 2014 wrote to Canada's National Post on the topic of NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan issuing a statement commemorating Tamil...

Canada please tell Canadian Tamil MPs not to promote Eelam in Sri Lanka ...

Renowned author Steward Bell in November 2014 wrote to Canada's National Post on the topic of NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan issuing a statement commemorating Tamil...

Visible minorities helped propel Patrick Brown to PC leadership

She says she has previously volunteered for Rathika Sitsabaiesan, an NDP MP from Scarborough. Ravindran was particularly drawn to Brown because he appeared to know...

Statement by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge ...

Statement by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge River) on the 6th anniversary of the end of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka. “On...

Statement by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan - Canada's NDP

Statement by NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge River) on the 6th anniversary of the end of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka. TweetShare.

Big Brother Is Coming To Canada (And We Don't Mean The TV Show)

Saturday, March 14 saw more than 50 protests across Canada denouncing the 'Big Brother bill,' sending a clear message to Stephen Harper that, as NDP...

Toronto Bill C-51 protest

Federal NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan said terrorism may be a “real threat,” but the protection of Canadians' freedoms must not be done via the removal...

Canadians rally against Bill C-51

Several thousand turned out in Toronto, where NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan said terrorism may be a "real threat," but the protection of Canadians' freedoms must...

Canadians rally against Bill C-51

Several thousand turned out in Toronto, where NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan said terrorism may be a "real threat," but the protection of Canadians' freedoms must...

Ontario pulling out of plan to create first urban national park

Scarborough-Rouge River NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan and her NDP colleagues initially supported the government bill, but later switched positions after hearing from stakeholders. Ms. Sitsabaiesan...

Ottawa urged to put child poverty pledge into action

4 private member's motion by Toronto MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (NDP—Scarborough-Rouge River) commits Ottawa to work with the provinces and aboriginal communities to eradicate child poverty,...

NDP MP commemorates event honouring fallen Tamil Tigers, likens it to ...

Rathika Sitsabaiesan's statement. “Mr. Speaker as Canadians of Tamil heritage in November we commemorate two important events, Remembrance Day and the Tamil Heroes Day. This...

NDP MP commemorates event honouring fallen Tamil Tigers, likens it to ...

Rathika Sitsabaiesan's statement. “Mr. Speaker as Canadians of Tamil heritage in November we commemorate two important events, Remembrance Day and the Tamil Heroes Day. This...

The day after the shooting: Ottawa in pictures

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan hugs Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as other MPs line. Everyone wanted to thank the man who saved them: NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan...

Ex-Mountie Hero

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan hugs Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as other MPs line up to pay their respects following speeches by leaders in the House of...

Reproductive justice activists call for equal access to Canadian medical services

(blog) (blog)And with less providers and less funding, the government will have gained more control over women's lives. “Who is the government to tell...

Canada's Emerging Politics Of Terror

After Rathika Sitsabaiesan, the first Canadian of Tamil heritage, won a parliamentary election in May 2011, she engaged in promoting LTTE interests in Canada. Canadian...

New Democrat MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan says she was followed, interrogated in ...

Colombo GazetteSitsabaiesan went to Sri Lanka on Dec. 28, 27 years after her family immigrated to Canada. The NDP MP for Scarborough-Rouge River — the...

New Democrat MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan says she was followed, interrogated in ...

Sitsabaiesan went to Sri Lanka on Dec. 28, 27 years after her family immigrated to Canada. The NDP MP for Scarborough-Rouge River — the first...

Rathika Sitsabaiesan trying to embarrass Sri Lanka, says commission

Sri Lanka's official representatives in Canada are accusing a New Democrat MP of attempting to embarrass the Asian country's government by claiming she faced political...

Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDP MP, Trying To Embarrass Us: Sri Lankan Officials

OTTAWA - Sri Lanka's official representatives in Canada are accusing a New Democrat MP of attempting to embarrass the Asian country's government by claiming she...

Canadian NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan confirms she was not arrested in Sri ...

Toronto MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan, who arrived in her native Sri Lanka on Dec. 28 to visit relatives and learn about human rights abuses in the...

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan held by 'terrorism' investigators in Sri Lanka: Report

National PostOTTAWA -- Military officers in Sri Lanka apparently placed an NDP MP visiting the Indian Ocean island under house arrest Tuesday, confining Rathika Sitsabaiesan...