NDP Convention 2016, Edmonton, Alta.

NDP members met in Edmonton from April 8 to 10 for a policy convention and to vote on Tom Mulcair's leadership. Fifty-two per cent of members voted for a leadership race and gave the party until 2018 to choose its next leader.

Avi Lewis spotted chatting to a fellow delegate, while another speaks out against the Leap Manifesto behind. Ultimately, delegates voted to pass the resolution, which will now see the Manifesto debated by NDP riding associations across the country. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP delegates vote on policy resolutions on April 10. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP delegates vote on policy resolutions on April 10. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Frequent tweeters @Edmontater, @SaySandra and @CanadianGlen, respectively, met for the first time in person at convention. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former Nova Scotia NDP MP Peter Stoffer chats with delegates April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former NDP leader Stephen Lewis attended the convention. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Members of the NDP Socialist Caucus pictured with their banner April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Many chats take place between delegates on smoke break—or just looking to get fresh air—on a patio overlooking the river. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Members debate policy resolutions at the NDP convention in Edmonton. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Delegates pictured chatting and mingling outside the convention main hall on April 8. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley gave a rousing speech to delegates on April 9, met with many a standing ovation and multiple chants of support. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash speaks with TVA on April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and his wife Catherine Pinhas arrive at the convention. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair spoke to party members on April 10 before they voted on whether to seek a new leader. 'My fellow New Democrats, millions of Canadians are looking to us.They are counting on us to fight for them and stand up to well-connected and powerful interests.We can’t let them down. We can’t get distracted. We have to push forward,' he said. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair spoke to party members on April 10 before they voted on whether to seek a new leader. 'If you keep standing with me, then together, we will never stop fighting,' he said. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair making his way through a convention hall on April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Mr. Mulcair takes time to chat with a young delegate as he makes his way into the main convention hall April 8. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair faces a leadership review vote this weekend. He's pictured here greeting a young, enthusiastic Dipper. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP delegate Jordan Berger pictured holding his sign of support for party president candidate Marit Stiles. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Marit Stiles, pictured at the microphone, is one of four candidates running to be the NDP party president. She's running against former NDP MPs Elaine Michaud and Djaouida Sellah and NDP Socialist caucus chair Barry Weisleder. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

More than 1,700 delegates are at the 2016 NDP policy convention. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

The convention floor. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former NDP adviser Brad Lavigne, former MP Jamie Nicholls, and UK Labour MP Jon Ashworth listen to Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley's speech April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Ontario NDP Leader Andrew Horwath pictured in the main hall at the 2016 NDP policy convention in Edmonton. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

A number of delegates were hawking different material on April 9 by some doors to the main hall. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair follows his media and executive assistant George Smith down the hall on the quieter, bottom floor of the convention centre. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former NDP MP Paul Dewar chats with a delegate April 9. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Delegates arriving for day two of the NDP 2016 policy convention at the Shaw Centre in Edmonton. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former NDP MP Craig Scott and former CPC MP Rathgeber (now a columnist) pictured at convention. The HIll Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

NDP delegates cast their votes on April 10, with voting on the party executive and the question of whether a leadership race should be held. Ultimately, 52 per cent voted for a race. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Former Toronto NDP MP Andrew Cash and current BC MP Nathan Cullen sat down to talk outside the main hall April 8, like many other current and former MPs in attendance. The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

Outgoing NDP president Rebecca Blaikie listening to debate on April 9.