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NDP Leadership Election, 2018 (TrueGrit101)

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An election for the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a centre-left party in Canada, occurred on February 20th, 2018, in order to replace Thomas Mulcair, who had retired the preceding summer. 

Candidates

Niki Ashton

Background

Supporters

Provincial Politicians: Steve Ashton (Manitoba Premier), Cam Broten (Saskatchwan Opposition Leader), 

Policy

Ashton was generally viewed as being on the left to far-left of the party, and is often described as a socialist.  She advocated for: an increase of the minimum wage and top-bracket income and corporate taxes, a nationwide increase in women's health services, autonomy for aboriginals groups, more affordable housing, more nationalization of energy and resources, and legalization of marijuana.

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