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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, with former NDP leader Ed Broadbent at the Ottawa Farmers' Market at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. Mr. Singh has campaigned in the riding numerous times since the 40-day election began on Sept. 11 and hopes his candidate Emilie Taman can beat Environment Minister Catherine McKenna who currently represents the riding. Ms. McKenna won 43 per cent of the vote in 2015 and with 32,111 votes. Then NDP MP Paul Dewar, who died this year of cancer, had represented the riding since 2006, but lost the riding with 38 per cent of the vote. Mr. Broadbent, 83, led the NDP from 1975 to 1989 and later represented Ottawa Centre from 2004-2006. The riding has historically gone back and forth between the Liberals and the NDP. Liberal George McIlraith represented it from 1968 to 1972, Liberal Hugh Poulin from 1972-1978, Progressive Conservative Robert de Cotret 1978-1979, Liberal John Evans from 1979-1984, NDP Michael Cassidy from 1984-1988, Liberal Mac Harb from 1988 to 2003, Mr. Broadbent from 2004-2006, Mr. Dewar from 2006-2015, and Ms. McKenna since 2015. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Election 2019: where parties posted their worst 25 results

News|By Samantha Wright Allen 2:01 PM ET
The Conservatives and NDP had their poorest returns in Quebec, the Liberals had biggest losses in Alberta, and the Green Party shared their lowest count between Alberta, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

NDP ready ‘any time’ for election if party goals not met, Singh says

News|By Palak Mangat
'We know that the government is going to need our support at some level if they want to pass bills,' he said. 'That’s not going to come for free.'

Updated: Senator Diane Bellemare joins Independent Senators Group after leaving role on government team in Red Chamber

Implementation of new NAFTA will be ‘important priority’ for Liberal government as U.S. negotiations progress

News|By Neil Moss
The U.S. chair of the House Agricultural Committee says he thinks the USMCA will be brought to the floor for a vote by the end of year.

Conservatives name Seidman new Senate whip, replacing Plett who’s now Tory Senate leader

Continuity key to speakership in minority Parliament, say politicos, contenders

News|By Beatrice Paez
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.

New Senate group eligible for $191,000 for rest of the year, but funding source up in the air 

Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president

News|By Mike Lapointe
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.

‘This is different’: diplomats warned of divided Canada during parliamentary crash course

Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.
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