UPDATED April 20, 2017 2:18pmET
New Democrats will choose their new leader this fall in a voting process that could last six 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 on April 20. Ibrahim Bruno El-Khoury of Montreal is also listed with Elections Canada, but not the NDP itself, as a candidate.
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
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- NDP Leadership: The Debates
- NDP Leadership: Voting and Rules
- Annotated: Thomas Mulcair’s letter to the NDP
(Photos: The Canadian Press)