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.
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! In the federal election of 1958, the national Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was reduced to only eight seats in the Canadian House of Commons. The CCF's leadership restructured the party during the next three years, and in 1961 it was formally merged with the Canadian Labour Congress to create the New Democratic Party. Most provincial wings of the CCF also transformed themselves into "New Democratic Party" organizations before the year was over, with Saskatchewan as the only exception. There was very little opposition to the change in Manitoba, and the Manitoba NDP was formally constituted on November 4, 1961. Future Manitoba NDP leader Howard Pawley was one of the few CCF members to oppose the change. Outgoing CCF leader Russell Paulley easily won the new party's leadership, defeating two minor figures who offered little in the way of policy alternatives.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! NDP leadership conventions are the process by which the Canadian New Democratic Party elects its leader. Before 2003, when a modified one member, one vote (OMOV) system was adopted, every biennial convention of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and its successor, the New Democratic Party, was a leadership convention. However, in practice, contested elections were held only when there was a declared leadership race. In 2001, a rare exception to this occurred when Socialist Caucus member Marcel Hatch challenged Alexa McDonough from the floor of the convention, however, McDonough easily retained the leadership in the resulting vote. It also seems that in 1973 Douglas Campbell unsuccessfully challenged David Lewis' leadership. CCF leaders J.S. Woodsworth in 1933, M.J. Coldwell in 1942 and Hazen Argue in 1960 were all elected by acclamation.
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! 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.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rachel Notley is a Canadian lawyer and politician, currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Notley''s legal career has focused on labour law, with a specialty in workers'' compensation advocacy and workplace health and safety issues. Notley was elected MLA for Edmonton Strathcona in the 2008 provincial election, succeeding former NDP leader Raj Pannu. Rachel Notley grew up in Fairview, Alberta as the daughter of Sandy and Grant Notley, also a former NDP leader. She is the sister of Paul Notley and Stephen Notley (author and illustrator of Bob the Angry Flower). Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science at the University of Alberta, and a law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
The 2010 Canada anti-prorogation protests took place mostly on January 23, 2010, in over 60 cities and towns in Canada, as well as internationally in New York City, San Francisco, Dallas, London, Oman, Beijing, Brussels, Amsterdam, The Hague and Costa Rica, to protest the prorogation of the 40th Canadian Parliament by Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean on the constitutional advice of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. The protests and rallies attracted more than 25,000 participants, including many who had joined a group on Facebook, known as the "Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament" (CAPP). On January 20, close to 35 protesters had assembled when Harper visited the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto. At the rallies in Ottawa and Toronto, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, NDP leader Jack Layton, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and Member of Parliament Bob Rae spoke against the prorogation.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The New Democratic Party, commonly referred to as the NDP, is a social democratic political party in Canada. In the Canadian House of Commons, it holds a centre-left position in the Canadian political spectrum. The leader of the federal NDP is Jack Layton. The Provincial NDP parties in Manitoba and Nova Scotia currently form the government, and provincial parties have previously formed governments in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and in the Yukon.