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Ontario NDP name Peter Tabuns interim leader
Tabuns has represented the riding of Toronto-Danforth since 2006 and has served as critic for various portfolios, including energy and environment.

Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Jun 28, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 2 minute read • 11 Comments

A longtime Toronto legislator has been named interim leader of Ontario’s New Democrats as the Official Opposition party gears up for a leadership contest.


Peter Tabuns was elected to the role by the NDP’s provincial council, the party announced on Tuesday. It said more details would come later about the timeline and rules of the leadership race.

“The NDP is honoured that the people of Ontario have asked us, once again, to form the Official Opposition, and I’m humbled to have an opportunity to lead the party for a time,” Tabuns said in a written statement.

He said the caucus is “energized and committed” to holding Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to account on issues like workers’ wages, health-care wait times, climate change and the needs of students and long-term care residents.

Tabuns has represented the riding of Toronto-Danforth since 2006 and has served as critic for various portfolios, including energy and environment.


He will replace Andrea Horwath at the helm of the province’s Official Opposition party after she announced on election night that she would step down.

The NDP rose from third party to Official Opposition status between 2009 and 2018 under Horwath’s leadership, but their seat count diminished to 31 this election.

The party said Tuesday that its provincial council would hold another meeting to determine the rules and election date for the party’s leadership contest.

Several NDP caucus members have said they are considering potential bids for the leadership, including Laura Mae Lindo, who represents Kitchener Centre, Marit Stiles, who represents Davenport, and Wayne Gates, who represents Niagara Falls.

Party president Janelle Brady thanked Horwath for her leadership and congratulated Tabuns in a Tuesday statement that said the NDP is in a “strong position” financially and with its supporters and volunteers.


“The choice of a new leader and the direction of our party belongs to the tens of thousands of NDP members in Ontario — and I can confidently say the party is in good hands,” she said.

Tabuns served as a Toronto city councillor in the 1990s and worked as executive director of Greenpeace Canada before being elected to the provincial legislature.

He also managed a housing co-op and led a citizens’ environmental group in his Toronto neighbourhood before entering politics.

Ontario’s New Democrats aren’t the only opposition party seeking to fill a leadership void after this month’s election.

Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca also resigned on election night after he didn’t win his own seat and his party failed once again to gain official party status.
 

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Ontario NDP sets rules for leadership contest naming new party head by March 2023
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Jul 16, 2022 • 11 hours ago • 1 minute read • 6 Comments

Ontario’s New Democrats have mapped out the rules for a leadership contest that will see a new party head in place by the first week of March 2023.


The party’s provincial council issued the rules late Friday, saying candidates who wish to vie for the top job have until early December to register.

Anyone seeking the leadership is expected to submit 100 signatures in support of their candidacy, with at least 50% of them coming from women and 25% from party members who identify as members of other equity-seeking groups.

The leader will be chosen through ranked ballot, meaning voters can choose the candidates they favour in order of preference, and contenders will take part in two leadership debates over the course of the race.

The leadership contest was triggered last month when Andrea Horwath, who led the NDP for 13 years, stepped down after the June 2 provincial election that saw her party returned to official opposition status in the legislature.

Toronto caucus veteran Peter Tabuns is the party’s current interim leader, while fellow legislature members Marit Stiles, Wayne Gates and Laura-Mae Lindo have all previously indicated they’re considering launching leadership bids.
 

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BC dippers are about to anoint a new leader as well. Horgannis Horibilis has decided there is nothing left to fuck up , so he is stepping down.
 

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Here in NB, Higgs is in a lot of trouble, especially after this death at the hospital in Fredericton and the useless reshuffle of ministers and replacement of CEO's of the two Regional Health Authorities.
 

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Ottawa legislator John Fraser selected as Ontario Liberals' interim leader
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Jul 25, 2022 • 19 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation

Ontario’s Liberal caucus has selected Ottawa legislator John Fraser as the party’s interim leader.


Fraser is expected to temporarily step in to replace Steven Del Duca, who resigned as leader after last month’s provincial election.

Fraser has previously said he wouldn’t run for the Liberal leadership if selected for the interim role.

He also served as interim Liberal leader after Kathleen Wynne stepped down following the 2018 provincial election that saw the party reduced to a handful of seats.

Del Duca was then chosen to lead the Liberals in 2020, and Fraser has since held the role of House leader in the Ontario legislature.

Fraser’s selection is expected to be presented to the party’s voting body for ratification on Aug. 3.