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Fiscal steward, or Canada’s Bernie Sanders? What the NDP wants in next leader remains to be seen

By Chelsea Nash      

The party is still 'quite fractured' after election loss, says pundit Kathleen Monk.

Clockwise from top left: NDP MPs Peter Julian and Charlie Angus, Ontario NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh, and NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Guy Caron are all rumoured to be considering a run at the leadership, though only Mr. Julian has officially registered as a candidate.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright, Chelsea Nash, and Wikimedia Commons

A sort of unofficial leadership race is appearing within the NDP, with candidates taking time to weigh their options, and size up their potential opponents. Candidates who are rumoured to want to run, or have publicly said they are considering it, include MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay, Ont.), Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, Man.), Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette -Témiscouata-Les Basques, Que.), and from the Ontario NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh. Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby, B.C.) is the only candidate officially registered, though the

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