The party is still 'quite fractured' after election loss, says pundit Kathleen Monk.
Clockwise from top left: NDP MPs Peter Julian and Charlie Angus, Ontario NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh, and NDP MPs Niki Ashton and Guy Caron are all rumoured to be considering a run at the leadership, though only Mr. Julian has officially registered as a candidate. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright, Chelsea Nash, and Wikimedia Commons
A sort of unofficial leadership race is appearing within the NDP, with candidates taking time to weigh their options, and size up their potential opponents.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.