Opinion

What Jack Layton would have thought of the NDP now

The party won its second-best seat score ever last year. Still, even when it was reduced to less than a dozen MPs in 1993, it didn't seem as lost for direction as it is today.

Jack Layton, pictured two months before his August 2011 death, would have found that Justin Trudeau’s victory—as bittersweet as it may have been for the NDP—validated his conviction for a big-tent approach to politics, writes Chantal Hébert. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 12:00 AM

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