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Dec 30, 2016

Canadian political surprises of 2016

Karl Nerenberg
Here are a half dozen, from a separatist leader quitting to Trudeau elbowing, with trade-skeptical Wallonians and leader-dumping NDP delegates in between. Plus pipelines, a senator, and more.
Columnists
Apr 12, 2016

The way ahead for the NDP

Three challenges await the NDP membership: animating riding associations, renewing party policy, and restructuring the party. It's time to replace trickle-down politics with democratic party politics.
Blog
Apr 11, 2016
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins

Mulcair's out. How did it happen and what's next?

Karl Nerenberg
When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
Columnists
Apr 11, 2016

Did the NDP fire the wrong guy?

Maybe ousting Mulcair will prove to be good strategy and help to rebuild and reinvigorate the NDP. Or, perhaps, there will be real costs, like losing the stronghold in Quebec Mulcair helped to build.
Blog
Mar 31, 2016
Image: Flickr/davehuehn

The NDP should play the long game with Mulcair

Chris Watson
NDP members from across Canada will soon gather in Edmonton and when they do, the biggest decision facing them is whether or not Tom Mulcair should continue as federal party leader.
Columnists
Mar 22, 2016

Why a centrist NDP is not an option

Political parties of the left exist to reverse the prevailing balance of political forces, not sell out the weaker groups. When a party such as the NDP forgets why it exists, its constituents desert.
Blog
Mar 16, 2016
Photo: flickr/ bcndp

Mulcair faces fire as NDP convention nears

Karl Nerenberg
A group of Quebec NDPers wrote an open letter calling for changes in the party but not for Tom Mulcair's head. Others have now joined the fray, and they are not shy about targeting the leader.
News
Feb 3, 2016
Photo: flickr/ anne campagne

Putting democracy back in the NDP

Tristan Markle
Sarah Beuhler
How can the NDP bridge the gap between its members and the party centre? Make the party "less fucking boring" advocates Brian Topp.

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