NDP leader Jagmeet Singh addresses the party's national convention in Ottawa on Feb. 17, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

NDP's Jagmeet Singh steers clear of oil and pipelines in Ottawa

Jagmeet Singh didn’t touch on oil, pipelines, or energy development when he addressed hundreds of NDP delegates at a national convention in Ottawa on Saturday. Rather, in a speech punctuated often by delegates standing to applaud and cheer “NDP” or “Jagmeet Singh,” the federal NDP leader focused first his policies for taking on economic inequality, then racism and intolerance.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh at the national NDP convention in Ottawa on February 16, 2018. Singh is expected to address delegates Saturday. Photo by Alex Alex Tétreault

Photo essay: New Democrats descend on Ottawa

New Democrats briefly discussed new anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and voted in favour of enshrining environmental laws, including protecting whistleblowers and ensuring "consideration of vulnerable populations in environmental risk assessment." They also resolved to "make big polluters pay for the pollution they emit."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and their children board a plane in Ottawa headed on a trade mission in India on Feb. 16, 2018. PMO photo

Mr. Trudeau goes to India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit next week to India seems to be part of a game plan to garner Indo-Canadian votes, for one can find no other credible reasons for the week-long visit, writes former Canadian diplomat Bhupinder Liddar.