The Liberal government is expected to fulfill one of its campaign promises, after months of delay, and take another crack at overseeing Canadian companies abroad.
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has enlisted Byrne Furlong to serve as his new press secretary.
The new NDP leader is expected to name a new parliamentary leader soon, and insiders say putting the other leadership candidates in key roles could help the party move forward. Watch for Guy Caron to take up a prominent job, suggests strategist Robin MacLachlan.
He ought to keep talking about values and knowing hard work, and to expand his reach beyond millennials.
He is named NDP leader with 53 per cent of the vote and becomes the first person of colour to lead a federal party.
Several observers agree the ambitious climate change document hasn’t been a factor in the leadership race, but caution against Tom Mulcair’s assertion that it has ‘disappeared without a trace.’
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.
Jagmeet Singh might be the most polished politician in Canada, but that doesn't mean all of his ideas would fly with voters.
But others see an uptick in interest and point to triple the number of members in the province now compared to January.
Isaac Cockburn and Yasmin Gardaad are co-campaign directors for NDP MP Guy Caron’s leadership bid. Farouk Karim is communications director.
Some insiders are hedging their bets with donations to multiple candidates, at least for now.
NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh reports an impressive first fundraising push. His $356,784 is more than his competitors combined for the second quarter.
The Singh campaign opened a B.C. office last week and has a 'targeted campaign' in Quebec.
It’s no Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, but the fight between the old-school northern punk and the urbane, turban-clad new kid on the block could attract interest.
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.
'There’s a lot of people undecided; there’s no obvious candidate standing out,' says Steve Moran, a former deputy chief of staff to the leader.
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.'
'I quite frankly would be surprised that any of the campaigns have been involved in that,' responded candidate Peter Julian.
Plus five other things we learned about the NDP leadership race from the latest fundraising numbers.
The former finance critic wants to form government, and says his economic credentials can help make that happen.
Fortunately, the NDP leadership race isn't dominated by post-truth, click-magnet shock headlines.
Strategists say she has correctly identified an appetite for a progressive movement.
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.
The MP is said to want to carve out a space for herself as an advocate for women's issues.
The party is still 'quite fractured' after election loss, says pundit Kathleen Monk.
Expect Palestine to be a major point of debate in the NDP race.
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.