The party plans to double last year’s haul and quadruple its fundraising team in 2018. But one analyst says MPs have been lazy fundraisers and can’t rely solely on Jagmeet Singh’s star power.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's ability to connect with people in the room, like at this event in Brampton, Ont., last year, has a direct impact on the dollars his campaign brings in, says his former fundraiser. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Four months into Jagmeet Singh’s leadership, the NDP is ramping up its fundraising machine with an “aggressive” goal to raise $9-million—double 2017’s haul, which still left the party lagging far behind the Conservatives and Liberals.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.