Friday, March 27, 2015
SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN
Sign up for the free daily email


MP Comartin won't seek NDP leadership

Windsor-Tecumseh, Ont., NDP MP Joe Comartin, touted as late as last week as a prospective candidate for the race to succeed the late Jack Layton, told The Hill Times he will not be a candidate in the upcoming leadership race.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Not running: MP Joe Comartin says he will not run in the upcoming NDP leadership race to succeed Jack Layton.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Another prospective candidate for the NDP helm dropped out Monday as signs grew that the timetable to a likely January leadership vote will be too tight for Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair to mount a viable campaign, and will limit the entire contest to a tightly scripted sprint compared to the seven-month marathon that elected Jake Layton in 2003.

To View the rest of this article, please choose one of the following

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.



back to article MP Comartin won't seek NDP leadership
Editor’s Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of The Hill Times. Personal attacks, name-calling, offensive language, and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed.
For more information on our commenting policies, please see our Community Discussion Rules page. If you see a typo or error in a story, report it to us here news@hilltimes.com.

MP Comartin won't seek NDP leadership

Windsor-Tecumseh, Ont., NDP MP Joe Comartin, touted as late as last week as a prospective candidate for the race to succeed the late Jack Layton, told The Hill Times he will not be a candidate in the upcoming leadership race.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Not running: MP Joe Comartin says he will not run in the upcoming NDP leadership race to succeed Jack Layton.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Another prospective candidate for the NDP helm dropped out Monday as signs grew that the timetable to a likely January leadership vote will be too tight for Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair to mount a viable campaign, and will limit the entire contest to a tightly scripted sprint compared to the seven-month marathon that elected Jake Layton in 2003.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, March 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Opening reception March 26, 2015

Photograph by Tristran Brand
Ed Broadbent
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Rick Smith, Robin Sears, Ed Broadbent, Rogers' Ken Whyte.
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Earnscliffe's Robin Sears
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Ed Broadbent
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Charles Taylor
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Anne Lagace Dawson, Michel Venne (Executive Director of l'Institut du nouveau monde) and Valerie Plante (Montreal City Councilor)
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, Earncliffe's Robin Sears, former NDP MP Olivia Chow
Photograph by Tristran Brand
Pundits Guide's Alice Funke

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE