Mining for votes in the Nickel City: NDP leadership debate, Sudbury, May 28, 2017

NDP leadership hopefuls were in Sudbury on May 28 for the third official debate of the race.

Six NDP leadership hopefuls gathered at Sudbury's Cambrian College in the race to replace outgoing leader Thomas Mulcair. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Former Ontario NDP deputy leader Jagmeet Singh, left, appeared in his first debate of the race on Sunday. He's pictured with NDP national director Robert Fox. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Manitoba MP Niki Ashton speaks to reporters after the debate. In a statement issued hours later, Ms. Ashton confirmed that she is pregnant and expecting a baby in November. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Quebec MP Guy Caron, left, and Ontario MP Charlie Angus, right, prior to the debate. Mr. Angus was the de facto local candidate in the debate as the sole leadership hopeful to represent a riding in northern Ontario. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Veteran B.C. MP Peter Julian was the first candidate to officially register for the leadership race. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran also made his debate debut on Sunday. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade