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 to connect and reach out beyond our traditional base.”
Thank you very much.
Look at this crowd. What energy.
Thousands of New Democrats from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
From the Northwest Territories to Southern Ontario.
From Victoria to the coast of Labrador.
From the centre of Manitoba to all across Quebec.
This is the party that speaks for Canadians.
This is the party that fights for Canadians.
And this is the party that gets results for Canadians.
Oh, crap! The looming NDP-Liberal battle to replace Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in 2015 is only a family feud. Soon-to-be Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democrats, are distant cousins, according to Ancestry.ca.
Their connection goes back 400 years to Mathieu Amiot and Marie Miville, their shared eighth great-grandparents.