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Libby Davies on Jack Layton's passing

It’s with great sadness and grief that we mourn the loss of Jack Layton. Thank you for the many messages expressing your feelings and sense of loss. I have known Jack for many, many years, going...

Statement from Mayor Robertson on Jack Layton

The passing of Jack Layton is a tremendous loss for our country and my deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.  Jack was a fighter who dedicated his life to public service and...

Jack Layton's final letter to Canadians

"Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."

NDP leader Jack Layton dead at 61; passes away "peacefully" at home surrounded by family

Charismatic leader lifted party to official opposition status after campaigning through cancer, hip surgery.

Tax penalties on U.S.-Canadian citizens in Canada "outrageous," MP Don Davies says

American rules a "tax grab" on people living here -- and Ottawa should intervene, critic says.

New Democrats MPs unanimous in backing Turmel as interim leader

Rookie Quebec MP, longtime labour leader approved by caucus; final decision goes to party's national council.

Heyman tosses hat into provincial election ring

Former labour leader, now environmentalist, aims to unseat Liberals in Vancouver-Fraserview.

BC NDP's Adrian Dix blends fairness and eco-consciousness with desire to become premier

Adrian Dix, the popular MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway, strode briskly into his office, stopped to talk with staff, and sat  down at the table for a talk. He  flung one leg over the other and...

Postal workers fight back

Postal workers aren't backing down without a fight. In response to Harper's back-to-work legislation, the union is planning legal recourse.

Postal workers return to chilly climate

Postal workers leave the pickets and resume work today. While Canada Post said employees are happy to back, the union has been singing a different tune. "Our members are going back and they're...