New Democratic Party

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New Democratic Party

Nouveau Parti démocratique
AbbreviationEnglish: NDP
French: NPD
LeaderJagmeet Singh
PresidentMathieu Vick
National DirectorMelissa Bruno (interim)
Deputy LeaderAlexandre Boulerice
Sheri Benson
FoundedAugust 3, 1961 (57 years ago) (1961-08-03)[1]
Preceded by
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario
Youth wingNew Democratic Youth of Canada
MembershipIncrease 124,620 (2017)[2]
IdeologySocial democracy[3][4][5]
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre-left[6][7][8][9] to left-wing[10]
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[11]
Colours     Orange
Seats in the Senate
0 / 105
Seats in the House of Commons
41 / 338
English language:
French language:

The New Democratic Party is a social democratic political party in Canada. It was formed in 1961 when the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation merged with the Canadian Labour Congress.

Wings of the NDP have formed governments in several provinces. It forms the current government in British Columbia. In the 2011 federal elections it won 98 out of 308 seats in the House of Commons.[12]

The current party leader is Jagmeet Singh. He became the leader in October 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. Neville, William (August 3, 1961). "Douglas Leads New Party, 'Democratic' Tag in Name". The Vancouver Sun. Vancouver. UPI. p. 1. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  2. Éric Grenier (2017-08-29). "NDP triples its membership to 124,000 in run-up to party's leadership vote". Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. William Cross (September 2012). "The Canadian New Democratic Party: A New Big Player in Canadian Politics?" (PDF). Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. Jessica Murphy (26 September 2017). "Who will Canada's New Democrats pick to take on Trudeau?". BBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. Gerard Di Trolio (4 June 2018). "The NDP Claws Its Way Back". Jacobin. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. David McGrane (2018). "Electoral competition in Canada among the centre-left parties: liberal versus social democrats". In Rob Manwaring; Paul Kennedy (eds.). Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective. Policy Press. pp. 39–52. ISBN 978-1-4473-3266-4.
  7. "Canada's New Democrats elect Jagmeet Singh as party leader". BBC News. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  8. How Canada's politics are different to Australia's. ABC. Author - Annabelle Quince. Published 16 October 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  9. Death of Jack Layton Weakens Canada’s Political Opposition. The New York Times. Author - Ian Austen. Published August 22, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2019
  10. Andrea Olive (2015). The Canadian Environment in Political Context. University of Toronto Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-4426-0871-9.
  11. "Parties & Organisations of the Progressive Alliance". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  12. "Calgary NDP's celebrate official opposition". Retrieved 2011-06-27.