However, most Canadians aren't keeping track of the leadership vote, with only a quarter following the race, and only four per cent doing so 'very closely,' according to the Campaign Research survey.
'You can’t teach leadership qualities—they come from within, and Jagmeet’s got it,' says Brad Lavigne, a Singh supporter and former principal secretary to Jack Layton.
Jagmeet Singh might be the most polished politician in Canada, but that doesn't mean all of his ideas would fly with voters.
The Singh campaign, run by director Michal Hay, has offices in Malton, Ont., and in Surrey, B.C.
Jesse Brady and Michele Girash are co-campaign managers for NDP MP Charlie Angus’ leadership bid.
Some insiders are hedging their bets with donations to multiple candidates, at least for now.
Edmonton-based Jenn Prosser is Ashton’s campaign manager.
The Singh campaign opened a B.C. office last week and has a 'targeted campaign' in Quebec.
Pundits are divided on ‘Mulcair effect,’ with some saying his presence made it impossible to give, and others arguing any interim leader would have overseen the faltering 2016 fundraising results.
Jagmeet Singh and Guy Caron have most to gain in B.C. and Quebec from MP Peter Julian's decision to quit, says ex-NDP staffer Robin MacLachlan.
Canadian company Simply Voting, which is conducting the online NDP leadership vote, said the 'high level of security surrounding the voting system outweighs the security threat.'
Susan Spratt is the MP's campaign manager. She is an ex-Canadian Auto Workers union exec in B.C.
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Peter Julian believes his lifelong history with the NDP, combined with his ‘bold’ policies, is why he should be the next leader of the party.
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So far, the party has agreed to disagree on some pipeline projects. But candidate Peter Julian says it’s time for the NDP 'to have that debate.'
A platform designed to offend as few centrist voters as possible made it easier for NDP sympathizers to move over to the Liberals. At this juncture, the New Democrats have less need of a rock star leader than a principled approach to policy. For the record, that is equally true of the Conservatives.
There is also a provincial election in British Columbia in May that party members will be preoccupied with until then.
The party is still 'quite fractured' after election loss, says pundit Kathleen Monk.
'I’m very honoured,' Angus says in response to people urging him to run. It’s early days, though, with no candidates declared and a lack of consensus among Canadians.
With a year to go until a vote, sources say there’s puzzlement among some but little concern overall on the lack of any candidates.