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Hopefully the NDP Convention isn’t done before I even get there.

It seems everyone is picking Thomas Mulclair as the favorite to be the next NDP leader after the voting is all said and done. Pundits are predicting it, and there must be a grain of truth to it when former NDP leader Ed Broadbent went public last week with a blistering attack on Mulclair. Normally, ex party leaders and or senior statesman of parties don’t come out with such public pronouncements.

I’m not due into Toronto to observe until 10 am (or whenever the VIA train decides to get there). First round voting, which actually starts the day before, are due to have their results announced on 9 am […]


Looking forward to covering the NDP Leadership Convention

The NDP is holding their leadership convention on March 23-24 in Toronto, and they put out the word a month or so back that they would be accrediting bloggers to cover their convention. After some consultations, instead of applying as representing my individual blog, I decided to apply to represent Progressive Bloggers as an organization, along with my 1 moderator James Calder (who blogs at the Progressive Right) and Chris Slothouber, our webmaster/coder.

We received the word just recently that Progressive Bloggers has been approved to attend and cover the Convention. That involves a fair bit of things: we are allowed access to the convention floor, the NDP’s “Blog […]


NDP name change? How about SDP?

At the upcoming NDP Convention, there seems to be a move afoot to drop the “new” from the NDP’s name and just change it to the Democratic Party. I presume this might be not just a nod to the fact the party isn’t really ‘new” anymore (being as they’ve had the name since 1961), but perhaps trying to get some subliminal good will vibes from their potential namesake in the US, what with President Obama being popular and all.

Not that anyone from the NDP cares what I have to say on the matter, but if you’re going to change your party’s name, why not change it to the SDP […]

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