Basically the party has to raise a lot of money and it has to do it fast. And that’s certainly doable, but only if the NDP can successfully convey a sense of seriousness to its donor base.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured recently on the Hill with NDP MP Charlie Angus. The NDP raised just under $862,000, compared to the Liberals who brought in $3.7-million, and the Conservatives who raked in a cool $4.8-million. And while that’s bad news for the NDP, here’s even worse news: it’s running out of time. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—Sometimes I get the sense Canada’s New Democratic Party doesn’t fully understand the urgency of its situation.
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