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Carol Baird Ellan NDP candidate Burnaby North Seymour Vancouver Observer

NDP chooses ex-judge for tight federal race in Burnaby

"I find I am not able to remain on the sidelines any more. Too much is at stake," says retired judge Carol Baird Ellan, who will run for the NDP in Burnaby North Seymour.
Vancouver East MP calls it quits after almost 40 years of public service

Libby Davies calls it quits after almost 40 years of public service

“I deeply appreciate how they have placed their support and confidence in me throughout my many years in office,” said Davies.

Canadians "too busy" for democracy: Statistics Canada poll

New study says reasons for not casting a ballot ranged from from "too busy" to "not interested".

Bob Rae named interim leader of federal Liberal party

OTTAWA -- Bob Rae has been chosen as interim leader of the devastated federal Liberal party. Rae had to give up his long-term leadership ambitions to take the interim post. The much-diminished...

Mayor Gregor Robertson congratulates successful Vancouver candidates

Vancouver municipal election 2011: "By having a diverse range of federal political representation, the issues and concerns of Vancouver’s citizens will have a strong voice in the House of Commons."

Snapshot: Votes vs Seats

DECISION 2011: NDP voters will be proportionally represented in the new government. Everyone else ... not so much.

The Liberals' historic defeat: living in interesting times

DECISION 2011: Toronto helped Stephen Harper to a majority. The NDP is the Official Opposition. The Bloc has only two seats, and the Greens have one. Not a bad news day.

Campaigns matter? Not as much as the months and years leading up to a vote

DECISION 2011: Also handy to have? The cash to engage in a perpetual campaign long before voters head to the polls.

New Democrats will need parliamentary 'dance partner' post-election: Layton

DECISION 2011: Leader says he's willing to work with all parties, although he has no kind words for Liberals.

Federal party leaders scramble on last day of election campaign

DECISION 2011: Harper shuts down press questions after testy exchange, Layton and Ignatieff push their platforms.