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‘Charlie would make an incredible leader,’ Angus touted as potential NDP leadership candidate, Chow tops poll of NDP supporters

By Derek Abma      

The field of declared NDP leadership candidates remains empty, but Charlie Angus has his fans, and Olivia Chow and Alexandre Boulerice led an Ekos poll of potential leaders.

Olivia Chow topped a recent poll of potential NDP leadership candidates, while Charlie Angus has a great deal of support among party insiders. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

In an NDP leadership race that doesn’t have any candidates yet, veteran NDP MP Charlie Angus is attracting a fair amount of support on social media and among party insiders, while former MP Olivia Chow has emerged as the favourite in a recent poll by Ekos Research. Sally Housser, a senior consultant with Navigator and past NDP staffer, said Mr. Angus (Timmins-James Bay, Ont.) would be a front-runner if he entered the race. “He’s got a really broad social

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