High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The New Democratic Party of Canada ran a full slate of candidates in the 1993 federal election, and won 9 seats out of 295. This brought the NDP below official party status in the Canadian House of Commons for the first, and to date only time in its history. Many of the party's candidates have their own biography pages, information about others may be found here. Karl Bélanger (born 1975) is the Senior press secretary for Canada's New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. He previously was the spokesman for former NDP Leader Alexa McDonough and has worked for the party since the 1997 federal election. Bélanger is a native of Quebec City, and noted for his fondness for team sports.
Ottawa Centre is an urban federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968. While the riding's boundaries (mainly to the south and west as the north and east borders have remained the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal, respectively) have changed over the years to account for population changes, the riding has always comprised the central areas of Ottawa, the nation's capital. Ottawa Centre is represented in the Canadian House of Commons by Paul Dewar from the New Democratic Party (NDP). Dewar, a teacher and the son of former Ottawa mayor, Marion Dewar, won the riding with 37 percent of ballots cast in the January 23, 2006 federal election.
The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on December 2, 1974. Controller Lorry Greenberg defeats fellow controller Tom McDougall. Marion Dewar, CM (March 31, 1928 September 15, 2008) was a prominent member of the New Democratic Party (NDP), mayor of Ottawa from 1978 to 1985 and a member of the Parliament of Canada from 1986 to 1988.Born Marion Bell in Montreal in 1928, she was raised in the town of Buckingham, Quebec, just outside Ottawa.
The 40th Canadian Parliament is the current Parliament of Canada, with the membership of its House of Commons determined by the results of the 2008 federal election held on October 14, 2008, and it opened on November 18, 2008. It was then prorogued by the Governor General on December 4, 2008, on the request of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the face of a likely non-confidence motion and a coalition agreement between the NDP and the Liberal Party of Canada with the support of the Bloc Québécois . Of the 308 MPs elected at the October 14, 2008, general election, 64 are new to Parliament and three of those sat in previous Parliaments other than the 39th: John Duncan, Jack Harris and Roger Pomerleau
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Alexander Walker, QC (March 6, 1916 - March 28, 1989) was a lawyer and a Saskatchewan politician. First elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as the CCF member for Hanley constituency in the 1948 general election, he went on to re-election in 1952, and 1956. In 1956 he joined the cabinet of Premier Tommy Douglas as Attorney General and Provincial Secretary. He continued in those roles following his re-election in 1960. After Douglas left to lead the federal NDP in 1961, Woodrow Lloyd became premier and the first universal medical care plan in Canada was introduced. In the 1964 general election, Walker was narrowly defeated according the count on election day, but was declared elected by a judicial recount. He resigned the seat to force a byelection. He was re-elected in December 1964 and served in the CCF-NDP opposition until he was defeated in the 1967 general election. After he left the cabinet in 1964, he resumed the practice of law in Saskatoon until 1984 when he retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died in 1989.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Yvon Godin (born May 12, 1955 in Bathurst, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician. Godin is currently a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Acadie Bathurst since 1997. Previously, Godin was a labour representative for the United Steelworkers. He is the current Whip of the NDP caucus, and is the NDP critic of Official Languages, Employment Insurance, Intergovernmental Affairs and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. In 2003, he supported Bill Blaikie''s campaign to lead the NDP. As federal MP, Godin had a strained relationship with former New Democratic Party of New Brunswick leader Elizabeth Weir. Following her resignation in 2005, however, there were rumours that Godin might resign his federal seat and run to replace her as provincial party leader at the party''s 2005 leadership convention. Ultimately, Godin declined to stand as a candidate, and Allison Brewer was elected NB NDP leader.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sackville Cobequid is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Its Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) since 2003 has been Dave Wilson of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP). Nova Scotia is a Canadian province located on Canada's southeastern coast. It is the most populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is the major economic centre of the region.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Chisholm (born 1957) is a former trade unionist and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented the Halifax Atlantic riding in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1991 to 2003. He succeeded Alexa McDonough as leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1996. He served as the leader of the Official Opposition in the Nova Scotia Legislature from 1998 to 1999. Today he runs his own private consulting business and sits on the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University. The NDP scored a surprise electoral success in the 1997 federal election, winning six of Nova Scotia's eleven electoral districts. This new-found electoral success boded well for the NDP's provincial party, which was able to take advantage of the new wave of popularity. Prior to 1997, the Nova Scotia NDP had not been considered contenders to form a provincial government.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! James Moore, PC, MP (born June 10, 1976 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is the Canadian Member of Parliament for Port Moody Westwood Port Coquitlam. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. Moore was the Secretary of State for Official Languages, Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics before the cabinet shuffle announced on October 30, 2008, when he was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Before being elected to Parliament, Moore was a student and hosted a campus radio program in Prince George, British Columbia. He was also the author of a website, "End the NDP", between 1996 to 1998. The website was a humorous representation of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia under Glen Clark.