Robert Fox Steps Down as NDP National Director

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Mighty Middle
Robert Fox Steps Down as NDP National Director

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Mighty Middle

Robert Fox was in the job for 15 months.

Former chief of staff to Jagmeet Singh to become NDP national director on an interim basis

https://ipolitics.ca/2017/11/29/former-singh-chief-staff-become-ndp-nati...

Rev Pesky

What Robert Fox said when he took the job:

Robert Fox, a former Oxfam executive, has taken over as national director.

He said he is very confident about being able to rebuild the party and believes his experience as an outsider will be beneficial.

“The party is looking to someone who has experience in the social movement with issue-based campaigning,” Fox said.

“I’m a change agent … I’m being brought in to challenge assumptions.”

So much for that change agent.

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mighty Middle wrote:

Robert Fox was in the job for 15 months.

What difference does it make how long he'd been in the job?  Positions like that always turn over when a new leader is elected.

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Who did he replace?

Mighty Middle

Ken Burch wrote:

Mighty Middle wrote:

Robert Fox was in the job for 15 months.

What difference does it make how long he'd been in the job?  Positions like that always turn over when a new leader is elected.

Yep, just ask Brad Lavigne who was NDP National Director for 3 years (2009 - 2012) leaving when Tom Mulcair was elected NDP Leader.  

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Who replaced Brad Lavigne?

 

Mighty Middle

laine lowe wrote:

Who replaced Brad Lavigne?

 

Nathan Rotman who held the position for two years (2012 - 2014) before being replaced by Anne McGrath (2014 - 2015). McGrath left at the end of December 2015, temporarily replaced by Karl Belanger until Robert Fox was able to assume the position,

Rev Pesky

from Ken Burch:

What difference does it make how long he'd been in the job?  Positions like that always turn over when a new leader is elected.

The current replacement is only interim, to be replaced by a permanent after the next party convention. So what was the problem with Fox staying until the party convention.

It is apparent to me that this was the result of some infighting within the party.