UPDATED October 2, 2017 9:14amET
Jagmeet Singh won a first-ballot victory yesterday to become the new NDP leader.
New Democrats will choose their new leader this fall in a voting process that could last several weeks. Party officials hope the shift from a one-day vote will increase interest among Canadians as the NDP finds a permanent successor to Thomas Mulcair.
Former veterans ombudsman Pat Stogran announced his candidacy in April but withdrew in early June. Elections Canada lists three others as contestants, though not by the NDP itself: David Berlin of Toronto, Alan Gorman of Montreal, and Ibrahim Bruno El-Khoury of Montreal.
2016: Mulcair loses review
Mulcair’s leadership was rejected by more than half of NDP delegates at the party’s April 2016 convention in Edmonton.
Fifty-two per cent of votes called for a new leadership contest following Mulcair’s keynote speech, where he took responsibility for the party’s election result.
“We’ll leave disappointment behind with change at the helm,” Mulcair said after the vote.
Delegates decided on a 12-month extension of the deadline to hold a new leadership vote.
More on the NDP Leadership
- NDP Leadership: Video
- NDP Leadership: The Members
- NDP Leadership: The Debates
- NDP Leadership: Voting and Rules
- NDP Geography: 2011 and 2015
- NDP: 2015 Riding-by-Riding
- Multimedia Timeline: History of the NDP and CCF
- Annotated: Thomas Mulcair’s letter to the NDP
(Photos: The Canadian Press)