Three challenges await the NDP membership: animating riding associations, renewing party policy, and restructuring the party. It's time to replace trickle-down politics with democratic party politics.
When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
Stephen Lewis delivered a rousing speech at the 2016 NDP convention. Watch it in full here.
Maybe ousting Mulcair will prove to be good strategy and help to rebuild and reinvigorate the NDP. Or, perhaps, there will be real costs, like losing the stronghold in Quebec Mulcair helped to build.
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley gave a rousing and inspiring speech at the Edmonton NDP convention. She did not hide her big differences with the policies offered in the LEAP manifesto.
Hassan Yussuff did not directly attack NDP leader Mulcair in his speech in Edmonton, but it was impossible to miss the sharp critique between the lines.
The NDP, including the Leap Manifesto, is still telling people what they should feel versus reflecting back to them what they've come to know. That's part of the problem, says Rick Salutin.
Amira Elghawaby reports back with a snapshot of the Broadbent 2016 Progress Summit including Gloria Steinem's keynote speech, the need for intersectionality, and xenophobia in Canada.
As delegates prepare for the April 8-10 Edmonton convention, the federal NDP membership is in turmoil. The New Democratic Party needs to redefine itself in a new political environment.
It is an interesting paradigm shift: for 10 years, Stephen Harper fantasized about disappearing the Liberal Party. Now the Liberals are in a position to destroy the NDP.