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An election for the leadership of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a centre-left party in Canada, occured on Febuary 20th, 2018, in order to replace Thomas Mulcair, who had retired the preceding summer.
Provincial Politicans: Steve Ashton (Manitoba Premier), Cam Broten (Saskatchwan Opposition Leader),
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-barcket 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.