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Hundreds of NDP members from across Canada are meeting in downtown Ottawa this weekend for a national convention at the Shaw Conference Centre.
On Friday, they 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."
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was expected to address delegates on Saturday. Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath also addressed the crowd as the provincial election race heats up.
Alex Tétreault captured images from the first day of the conference.