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Six lessons the NDP can take from Bernie Sanders' unlikely victory | Feb 11 2016 | matt fodor | After the disastrous showing in the last federal election, the NDP must again undergo a real soul-searching. Luckily, there is plenty to learn just south of the border.
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Will the NDP take on corporate power? It's time to choose. | Feb 9 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The NDP has a choice. It can stress social democratic measures to fix inequality, or it can go further and attack the unjust, failing economy, and expose the choices directed by corporate power.
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Poll puts NDP in third place among Albertans -- a plausible result despite a pollster's debatable analysis | Feb 8 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A poll has identified a significant flow back to the PCs, presumably among centre-right voters, plenty of whom supported Rachel Notley's NDP last May.
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Putting democracy back in the NDP | Feb 3 2016 | Sarah Beuhler, Tristan Markle | 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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Premier Rachel Notley introduces six new cabinet members … pretty flawlessly | Feb 3 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The cabinet is still smaller than any previous Alberta cabinet in the past decade and smaller than any other cabinet in Western Canada.
Dear Mulcair: Fighting income inequality is not just an email petition away | Jan 29 2016 | Michael Laxer | Tom Mulcair's sudden commitment to sound like half a Bernie Sanders or one-quarter of a Jeremy Corbyn is little more than throwing a bone to restive party members.
Gary Burrill
From pulpit to soapbox: Gary Burrill vies for the Nova Scotia NDP leadership | Jan 16 2016 | Christopher Majka | Politician, publisher and preacher: Gary Burrill is all this and much more. A keen analyst of social and economic development in the Maritimes, Burrill is vying for leadership of Nova Scotia's NDP.
Lenore Zann
Actor and MLA Lenore Zann vies for Nova Scotia NDP leadership | Jan 11 2016 | Christopher Majka | It may be dark days at present for the NDP in Nova Scotia but with a leadership convention next month three candidates have thrown their hat into the ring. Actor and MLA Lenore Zann is one of them.
Derek Fildebrandt
Newsletter publisher apologizes for wrong MLA message -- but Team Angry's still angry at NDP | Jan 3 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta’s opposition parties and media wonder: Why ask questions when you can just start blazing away at the NDP?
Rachel Notley
Eight months of the NDP in review: Main themes pretty much as predicted on Day 2 | Dec 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | In this festive season, let us celebrate a wonderful year past … and keep our powder dry for a year ahead that, if nothing else, is bound to be interesting.
Memories of 64 years as political junkies | Dec 14 2015 | Retiree Matters, Sonja Alton | A political junkie is defined as "one who is obsessed by all things political and votes in every election." Sonja Alton reflects on a life defined by political engagement.
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Holiday cheer for New Democrats: Five toasts for the New Year | Dec 8 2015 | Duncan Cameron | New Democrats need to rediscover themselves, remember their aspirations, and fix their expectations anew. Here are five toasts to help bring in the New Year and see out the old.

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NDP Election 2015 Post Mortem Highlights "Cautious Change & Balanced Budgets" terrytowel said... OTTAWA — The NDP's last federal election campaign lacked a strong and simple narrative to ...
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Cheri DiNovo on Tom Mulcair Leadership Shortcomings "I don't have a lot of time for that BS" terrytowel said... Cheri DiNovo prays for NDP redemption Highlights “I was a supporter of Tom. He’s a man with...
Megan Leslie "100% Surprised" Totally Caught Off Guard By Lost terrytowel said... Megan Leslie gives an exclusive interview to Peter Mansbridge on her election loss. http://www.cbc....
Please share some ideas with me for convention resolutions for my NDP riding association mark_alfred said... Hello fellow Babblers.  My riding association is having a meeting in a little over a week....
Good News! Frm NDP MP Dan Harris CLEARED In Satellite Offices Dispute terrytowel said... Former NDP MP Dan Harris (Scarborough-Southwest) had owed $141,467.00 Which did seem large for an...
Undecided Vote Takes 2nd Place In Preferred Prime Minister Poll terrytowel said... From Nanos Research (The only polling firm to accurately predict the election results says Nick...
Chatelaine Magazine Names Rachel Notley Woman of the Year! terrytowel said... There are actually 30 women who have been singled out by Chatelaine magazine as women of the year...
At Issue - NDP Should Give Up Their Quest For Power & Go Back To Being The Conscience of Parliment terrytowel said... Last night on At Issue (featuring the best political panel on Canadian TV) the panel took viewer...
Momentum - the NDP's Left Alternative to Austerity Geoff said... "The NDP - North America's only independent party of the working class." You're kidding, right....

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