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Four in race to become next NDP president after disastrous election, ‘I think it’s important we get the right people in this time’

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Jenn Jefferys, an NDP member and former staffer, says the NDP needs a party president with 'a lot of muscle who’s going to be able to really pull the party together and really push us into the next federal election.'

Marit Stiles, pictured at the microphone, is one of four candidates running to be the NDP party president. She's running against former NDP MPs Elaine Michaud and Djaouida Sellah and NDP Socialist caucus chair Barry Weisleder. The Hill Times Photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

EDMONTON—More than 1,700 NDP members are gathered in Edmonton this weekend to debate policy and have a say over Tom Mulcair’s leadership Sunday, but the elections of a new party executive and president are also on the agenda and it’s turned into a true, heated race as disappointment over the party’s 2015 campaign has emerged as the main issue.

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Taxes, environment, Indigenous rights: what could shape Liberals’ new legislative agenda

The Liberals promised to bring in legal changes on a range of subjects during the election campaign, and will get their first opportunity in the House of Commons during a short window next month. 

Wexit ‘absolutely a real thing’ and reaching ‘boiling point’; Parliamentarians need to ‘look for bold and innovative solutions,’ say Conservative MPs

News|By Abbas Rana
Wexit was one of the ‘top of mind’ issues at the Alberta Conservative caucus’ special meeting on Parliament Hill on Nov. 6.

Senate groups scramble for members ahead of committee selection, ex-member calls out ISG ‘groupthink’

The Senate leaders will negotiate how to split committee seats and chairs between four Senate groups in the new Parliament, and numbers will matter.

Updated: Progressive Senate Group folds, but leader hopes to claw back to official status

'Trudeau made it clear that he wanted our group gone from the Senate'—ex-Liberal Senator Percy Downe.

‘Ordered populists’ concentrated among Conservative Party supporters, says pollster Graves

News|By Neil Moss
An authoritarian reflex has yet to make itself felt in Canada as it has south of the border and in Europe.

May calls on Trudeau to attend Madrid climate summit, increase targets

News|By Beatrice Paez
The Greens' Elizabeth May says her three-member caucus isn’t prepared to back any confidence motions unless Canada adjusts its climate targets.

Election 2019: where parties posted their worst 25 results

The Conservatives and NDP had their poorest returns in Quebec, the Liberals had biggest losses in Alberta, and the Green Party shared their lowest count between Alberta, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

NDP ready ‘any time’ for election if party goals not met, Singh says

News|By Palak Mangat
'We know that the government is going to need our support at some level if they want to pass bills,' he said. 'That’s not going to come for free.'

Updated: Senator Diane Bellemare joins Independent Senators Group after leaving role on government team in Red Chamber

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