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Battered battleground: Federal leaders focus on vote rich Ontario heartland

Party leaders clash in Canada's industrial heartland.
NDP supporters wave signs at a morning rush-hour rally downtown

It's volunteer pep rallies vs Harper's high-price ads in NDP battle for voters

Election pundits say the far-off election date reflects a strategic move by Harper’s government to drain all opposition parties of their campaign resources.

BC Election 2013: As campaign heats up, NDP shows its cards

After almost a dozen years in political purgatory but now consistently leading in public opinion polls, the New Democratic Party (NDP) is fine-tuning its official platform in the countdown to the BC...

Shell Canada withdraws from Sacred Headlands as government bans oil and gas development in the region

Shell Canada withdraws from Klappan region and government issues permanent ban on oil and gas development.

Commons OKs three more months in Libya

"We'll be there till the end," says MacKay. "We need a different mandate," says the NDP.

BC Premier Christy Clark hits the road to push mystery jobs plan

It's not clear what she'll do as economy shrinks and job growth sputters, but she's hinting at skills training, resource development and Asia Pacific trade.

Support for New Democrats surges in wake of Layton's death: Poll

In BC, party is six points ahead of Tories. But it's not clear if the sentimental bounce will last.

Poll suggests NDP election day support has solidified

OTTAWA -- A new poll suggests New Democrats appear to have consolidated their support as official Opposition to the Harper Conservatives, particularly among women and urban voters. As a new...

Beaming Harper greets caucus, but can internal wrangles be far off?

OTTAWA -- A healthy dose of post-election gloating, an injection of Canucks fever, and perhaps delirium from the lack of air conditioning on Parliament Hill made Wednesday's Conservative caucus...

Hockey nightmare

I had the strangest dream the other night. I was on the NDP hockey team, playing in a three-team game against the Liberals and the Conservatives. I was not actually supposed to have any ice time -- I...