It’s too early to tell whether he can translate his vision of social justice into a coherent platform based on credible policies that have the bold reach he favours without seeming too extreme or unaffordable.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks at the party's 2018 national policy convention in Ottawa on Feb. 17. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Nearly two years after Thomas Mulcair got caught between Alberta oil workers and anti-energy activists, costing him the NDP leadership, the party is still trying to define itself and create a narrative that connects with voters.
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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.