Without any proof, bigoted Conservative MP Rob Anders claims that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has endorsed his bid for re-election in 2015.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Perhaps the biggest take-home thing from the New Democrats’ biennial policy convention in Montreal was the adoption of a new preamble to the party’s constitution. With a vote of 960 to 188, delegates approved the preamble, described by leader Thomas Mulcair, as “the way
Conservative MP Rob Anders is “a politician who isn’t afraid to speak his mind”. Supposedly. He once called South African anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, a “terrorist“. But this time, the Calgary West MP went too far. During an interview with iPolitics’ Laura Stone, Anders suggested that NDP Leader, Thomas
The Victoria, B.C. MP says her doctor gave her a “health warning” this spring. She plans to leave politics and devote herself full-time to her family.
“We CAN look after each other better than we do today” and “Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity.” – the late NDP Leader, Jack Layton
Last week’s 24-hour House of Commons vote on Stephen Harper‘s draconian budget Bill C-38, the “Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act”, ended in a dramatic fashion. The New Democratic Party (NDP), the Official Opposition, concluded the vote with a spontaneous: Deux mille quinze! Deux mille quinze! Deux
That’s the key message in a new TV ad introducing the newly minted leader of the New Democrats, Thomas Mulcair, to Canadians. Layton’s widow, Olivia Cho, and ordinary folks, assure us that Mulcair and the NDP will continue from where Layton left off when he
Robert Chisholm dropped out the race to replace the late Jack Layton as the Federal leader of the New Democrats for a noble reason. The Nova Scotia NDP MP doesn’t speak French. The leader of the Official Opposition, who might just become our next Prime
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: It is a fitting tribute to a fine Canadian and global citizen. Editors and news directors participating a Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country nailed it when they named the man newsmaker of 2011. In 2011, no other Canadian
The buzz: Jack Layton‘s widow, Olivia Chow, will likely run for the leadership of the Federal NDP. Bad political decision if the MP for Trinity-Spadina, Toronto, does. The world over, political widows often capitalize on the legacies of departed spouses to build or boost their