T.C. (Tommy) Douglas, shown in this 1961 photo being held up by supporters, after being chosen leader of the newly form New Democratic Party. He is held by trade unionist Claude Jodoin (left), national CCF president David Lewis and British Labour leader Hugh Gaitshell.
The political muscle of unions that helped to launch the NDP in was never that strong in the first place. Even worse for the party, it’s atrophied considerably over the course of the last 60 years.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh participates in a climate strike event as he makes a campaign stop in Victoria on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
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Polls show that climate change is one of the top-three issues for Canadians heading to the ballot box.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has so far failed to propose bold labour initiatives in the lead-up to the Oct. 21 federal election.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks at a news conference in Saskatchewan in August 2019.
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What would a classically conservative government have to offer Canadians this election?
According to new research, the majority of Canadians in all but three ridings across the country believe their province has already felt the effects of climate change.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Climate change could take centre stage during Canada’s federal election.
What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries’ development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates his Burnaby South byelection win on Feb. 25, 2019.
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Jagmeet Singh needed to win the byelection in Burnaby South. Now that the NDP leader will have a seat in Parliament, can he still turn around the party’s fortunes before this year’s federal election?
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks at an anti-carbon-tax rally in Calgary, in October 2018.
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In order to address a warming planet over the medium and long-term, climate policy must be designed to be adaptable and indeed attractive to those across the political spectrum.
South Africa is struggling to eradicate poverty.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
Far more than eating green vegetables and going to the gym more often, living and working conditions have a big impact on health. Saskatchewan’s new NDP leader is determined to see it reflected in public policy.
It’s not all about eating leafy green vegetables and working out: Living and working conditions have a profound impact on our health. So why are politicians avoiding taking action?
Canadian and American flags fly as Doug Ford speaks during a campaign stop in Niagara Falls, Ont., on May 14, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton
Branding Doug Ford as a Donald Trump impersonator obscures the history of populism in Canada.
Jagmeet Singh won 53.6 per cent of the first-ballot votes on Sunday to become the new leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
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Jagmeet Singh has become the first ethnic minority to become leader of a federal political party. Will his message of “love and courage” best Justin Trudeau’s “sunny ways” in the next federal election?
South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa and former finance minister Trevor Manuel were instrumental to the making of the country’s National Development Plan.
South Africa’s five-year-old National Development Plan suffers from gross misinterpretation by different parties.
New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates with supporters after winning on the first ballot at the party’s leadership convention Oct. 1.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Singh brings an unprecedented diversity to the role of being the leader of a major Canadian political party.