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.
Jagmeet Singh, shown during an NDP leadership showcase in September, won in the first round with more than 53 per cent of the vote. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
New Democrats have elected Jagmeet Singh on a mandate for change and after dominating the leadership vote, achieving caucus unity shouldn’t be a problem, say NDP MPs.
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Canadians currently are primarily paying attention to the federal and provincial governments, and not the opposition parties, because of the economic and health implications of the outbreak, says Frank Graves.
'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.