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The NDP should be concerned that seven of its MPs have said they’re not running again in 2019, but it’s not yet a negative trend to lay at the new leader’s feet, say strategists. While two won’t be returning to the House of Commons this fall—Thomas Mulcair (Outremont, Que.) and Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South, B.C.)—five more veteran MPs have decided they won't run again in the 2019 election: Héléne Laverdière (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.), David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.), Romeo

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Losing NDP incumbents not a ‘five-alarm fire,’ but cause for concern: strategists

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Seven NDP MPs will not be running for re-election, a number that is 'worrisome,' say some strategists, but not a sign people are jumping ship because of leader Jagmeet Singh.

The NDP raised $4.87-million in 2017, down from $5.42-million the year before and the lowest in the last seven years. Jagmeet Singh won the party's leadership late in the year, in October. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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