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The New Democratic Party is a social-democratic federal political party in Canada. The party was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). On the Canadian political scene, the party sits to the left of the Liberal Party. Since 2017, the NDP has been led by Jagmeet Singh, who is the first Indo-Canadian to lead a major party in Canada. The federal and provincial level NDPs are more integrated than other political parties in Canada, and have shared membership.


Canada minority party hopeful it can work with PM Trudeau

The leader of Canada's opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Jagmeet Singh, said on Thursday he was hopeful he could work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government.
Reuters - Published

Canada NDP leader says Trudeau must respect realities of minority government

The leader of Canada's left-wing New Democratic Party outlined his priority social issues including housing and healthcare on Tuesday, and said he hopes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau respects that he..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Key seats to watch in Canada's federal election

As Canadians head to polls on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals are neck-and-neck with Andrew Scheer's Conservative Party in national opinion polls. The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by..
Reuters - Published

Singh says he would 'encourage' provinces on health-care services

singh says he would 'encourage' provinces on health-care services
WELLAND, Ont. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he would use federal health-care transfers to provinces to influence their decisions and encourage better delivery...
WorldNews - Published

Factbox: Key figures in the Canadian election

Canadians go to the polls for a federal election on Oct. 21. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal party is tied in national opinion polls with Andrew Scheer's Conservative Party, while..
Reuters - Published

Head of British Columbia Green Party, which supports government, to step down as leader

The head of British Columbia's Green Party, which is crucial to keeping the left-leaning New Democratic Party in power in the Canadian province, said on Monday he would step down as leader once a..
Reuters - Published

Jagmeet Singh: 'Cut your turban off,' voter tells NDP leader

"Canadians look like all sorts of people," the Sikh politician responds politely.
BBC News - Published

Politicians slam Justin Trudeau over "troubling" brownface photo

"It's making a mockery of someone for what they live," said New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh
CBS News - Published

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