|Ontario New Democratic Party|
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The Ontario New Democratic Party, formally known as New Democratic Party of Ontario, is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Social democracy is a Political ideology of the left and centre-left Democratic socialism is a description used by various socialist movements tendencies and organizations to emphasize the democratic character of their political orientation Socialist International is a worldwide organization of socialist ( social democratic and labour) political parties The colour orange occurs Green is a Color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a Wavelength of roughly 520–570- nm. Social democracy is a Political ideology of the left and centre-left Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is a section of the federal New Democratic Party. Principles policies and electoral achievement The NDP grew from populist, agrarian and democratic socialist roots
The NDP was founded in 1932 as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a democratic socialist political party. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF (French Fédération du commonwealth coopératif, then Parti social démocratique du Canada) was a Canadian Democratic socialism is a description used by various socialist movements tendencies and organizations to emphasize the democratic character of their political orientation The Ontario CCF saw itself as the successor to the 1919-1923 United Farmers of Ontario-Labour coalition that formed the government in Ontario under Ernest C. Drury. The United Farmers of Ontario (UFO were a Political party in Ontario, Canada. There have been various groups in Canada that have nominated candidates under the label Labour Party or Independent Labour Party or other variations from the 1870s A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a Cabinet of a parliamentary Government in which several parties cooperate Ernest Charles Drury ( January 22, 1878 - February 17, 1968) was a farmer politician and writer who served as Premier of 
While United Farmer Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) joined the Ontario Liberal Party, the United Farmers of Ontario (UFO), as an organization, participated in the formation of the Ontario CCF, and was briefly affiliated with the party. A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an Electoral district to the Legislature or Legislative The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It decided to withdraw in 1934, alleging Communist influence in the new party. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Many active members of the UFO remained supporters, including Agnes Macphail, who served as the first president of the Ontario CCF until 1935 when, as a UFO Member of Parliament (MP), she was forced to officially resign from the CCF after the UFO withdrew from the party. Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24 1890 &ndash February 13 1954 was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. She subsequently served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as the CCF Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)1 for York East from 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951. See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. York East was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons at different times and a provincial electoral district 
Other prominent CCFers were Graham Spry who was the Ontario CCF's chairman from 1934 to 1936 as well as a canadidate and Elmore Philpott, a former Liberal Philpott joined the CCF in 1933 and became president of the Ontario Association of CCF Clubs before resigning from the party and rejoining the Liberals in 1935. Graham Spry, CC ( February 20 1900 - November 24 1983) was a Canadian broadcasting pioneer business executive diplomat Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Elmore Philpott ( May 2 1896 - December 9 1964) was a Canadian politician and journalist The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The CCF contested its first Ontario provincial election in 1934. The Ontario general election 1934 was the nineteenth general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It received 7% of the vote, and won its first seat in the Ontario legislature: Samuel Lawrence elected in Hamilton East. Samuel Lawrence ( August 16 1879 - October 25 1959) was a Canadian politician and Trade Hamilton East was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada.  The Ontario CCF failed to win any seats in the 1937 election. The Ontario general election 1937 was held on October 6, 1937, to elect the 90 Members of the Legislative Assembly ("MLAs"
1 In 1938, Members of the Ontario Legislative Assembly (MLAs) passed a motion to adopt the title "Members of Provincial Parliament" (MPP).
The party achieved a major breakthrough under its first leader, Ted Jolliffe, in the 1943 election, forming the Official Opposition with 32% of the vote and 34 seats. Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer The Ontario general election of 1943 was held on August 4, 1943, to elect the 90 Members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government The CCF was just four seats short of George Drew's Progressive Conservatives ("Tories"), who formed a minority government. George Alexander Drew, PC, CC, QC ( May 7, 1894 - January 4, 1973) was a Canadian conservative The Ontario PC Party, formally known as the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (in french Parti progressiste-conservateur de l'Ontario) is a Right-of-centre A minority government or a minority cabinet is a Cabinet of a Parliamentary system formed when the governing Political party or
The 1945 Election is known infamously as the "Gestapo Campaign", due to Jolliffe's May 24, 1945 radio speech that compared Drew's use of the Ontario Provincial Police's Special Investigations Branch to spy on opposition MPPs to the dreaded Nazi secret state police. The Ontario general election of 1945 was held on June 4, 1945, to elect the 90 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament or Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP) is the Provincial Police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German  The information acquired by agent D-208 was used by the anti-CCF forces to place libelous advertisements in the province's newspapers and billboards. Jolliffe publicly alleged that Drew was ordering this spying. The public outcry was so great that Drew had to form the LeBel Royal Commission, to look into these allegations. Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer  Although Jolliffe's CCF and the Ontario Liberals called on Drew to suspend the election until the commission made its report, Drew continued on with the election. The CCF dropped 9 percentage points, but their seat total was even more dramatically reduced compared to their level of popular support. The election reduced them by 26 seats, taking the CCF from 34 to 8 seats in the Legislature. Drew got a massive majority and Jolliffe lost his York South seat. York South was an electoral district (or "riding" in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904
In the 1948 Election, the CCF were able to elect 21 members, including Jolliffe, to once again form the Official Opposition. The Ontario general election of 1948 was held on June 7, 1948, to elect the 90 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament or  However, the CCF's return to popularity was short-lived, due to the prosperity of the 1950s and the Cold War's anti-Communist hysteria. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the Anti-communism refers to opposition to Communism. Historically the word "communism" has been used to refer to several types of communal social organization and This rapid decline in their popularity reduced the party to two seats in the 1951 election and allowed the Liberal Party of Ontario to become the Official Opposition. The Ontario general election of 1951 was held on November 22, 1951, to elect the 90 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament The Ontario Liberal Party is a Centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. No social democratic party would be the Official Opposition again until 1975, when Stephen Lewis's NDP displaced the Liberals as the second party in the Ontario Legislature. Social democracy is a Political ideology of the left and centre-left The Ontario general election of 1975 was held on September 18, 1975, to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament
Donald C. MacDonald became leader in 1953, and spent the next fifteen years rebuilding the party from two seats when he took the party's helm to ten times that number when he stepped down in 1970. Donald Cameron MacDonald CM, OOnt, ( December 7, 1913 &ndash March 8 2008) was a long time Canadian  The CCF changed its name to the New Democratic Party in 1961, when it formed a formal alliance with the labour movement. The labour movement or labor movement is a broad term for the development of a collective organization of working people, to campaign in their own interest for better 
The Ontario NDP gradually picked up seats through the 1960s. It achieved a breakthrough in the 1967 election, when its popular vote rose from 15% to 26%. The Ontario general election of 1967 was held on October 17, 1967, to elect the 117 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament The party increased its presence in the legislature from 8 to 20 seats.  In that election the party ran on the themes of the cost of living, taxes and housing and also promised progressive labour legislation. 
Stephen Lewis took over the party's leadership in 1970, and the NDP's popularity continued to grow. This article is about the Canadian politician and broadcaster With the 1975 provincial election, the governing Conservatives were reduced to a minority government for the first time in thirty years. The Ontario general election of 1975 was held on September 18, 1975, to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament The charismatic and dynamic Lewis ran a strong election campaign that forced the Tories to promise to implement the NDP's rent control policies. Rent control refers to laws or ordinances that set Price controls on the Renting of residential housing  The NDP overtook the Liberals to became the Official Opposition with 38 seats and 29% of the vote. However, the Tories retained power as the opposition NDP and Liberals would not cooperate to bring them down.
Hopes were high that the NDP was on the verge of taking power, but in the 1977 election, the Tories under Bill Davis again won a minority government. The Ontario general election of 1977 was held on June 9, 1977, to elect the 125 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament William Grenville "Bill" Davis, PC, CC, OOnt, QC (born July 30, 1929 in Brampton Ontario) was The NDP lost five seats, and slipped into third place behind the Liberals.  A frustrated Lewis resigned shortly afterwards.
Michael Cassidy was elected leader, but being the most left-wing of the three leadership candidates, he was not fully trusted by the party establishment. Michael Morris Cassidy (born May 10, 1937) is a Canadian politician Cassidy's policy advisor in the leadership campaign was James Laxer, a former leader of The Waffle NDP faction which had Lewis has expelled from the party in 1972. James Laxer (born December 22 1941) is a Canadian Political economist, professor and author This is about a Canadian political movement For other uses please see Waffle (disambiguation. Some members of the NDP caucus considered Cassidy's election as a serious mistake, and encouraged him to resign before contesting an election. Cassidy ignored this advice, and remained as leader. The NDP declined further in the 1981 election and Cassidy stepped down. The Ontario general election of 1981 was held on March 19, 1981, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario
The party's fortunes turned around under the leadership of Bob Rae. Robert Keith "Bob" Rae PC OC QC OOnt MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian  The NDP captured two by-elections at the cost of the Liberals. In late 1984, polls showed Rae's NDP ahead of the David Peterson-led Liberals. David Robert Peterson, PC (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province
The 1985 election resulted in a minority legislature: the Tories under Premier Frank Miller won 52 seats, the Liberals won 48, and the NDP 25. The Ontario general election of 1985 was held on May 2, 1985, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, A premier is a title for the Head of government in some countries Frank Stuart Miller, OOnt ( May 14, 1927 &ndash July 21, 2000) was a Canadian politician who served as  The New Democrats entered negotiations with both the Tories and the Liberals. The NDP signed a two-year accord with the Liberals, in which the Liberals would form government with the NDP's support in exchange for the implementation of a number of NDP policies.  This was not a coalition government as the NDP declined an offer to sit in Cabinet, preferring to remain in opposition. A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of Government, typically representing the executive branch. The governing Tories were defeated by a non-confidence motion and Miller resigned.
When the accord expired in 1987, Premier David Peterson called an election and the Liberals were re-elected with a large majority. David Robert Peterson, PC (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province The Ontario general election of 1987 was held on September 10, 1987, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario The NDP lost seats but emerged as the largest party, with Bob Rae becoming Leader of the Opposition. Robert Keith "Bob" Rae PC OC QC OOnt MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government
Shortly before the general election of 1990, the governing Liberals held a solid lead in the polls, though their popularity has tailed off from 1987. The Ontario general election of 1990 was held on September 6, 1990, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario However, Peterson's government was soon mired in scandals and many regarded the early election call as cynical. Under Rae, the NDP ran a strong campaign, which was also aided by a successful federal NDP showing a couple years earlier. Although the NDP finished only three percentage points ahead of the Liberals, they managed to take many seats in the Greater Toronto Area away from the Liberals. The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada. As a result, the NDP won a large majority government of 74 seats while the Liberals suffered the worst defeat in their history.
Bob Rae became Premier of Ontario during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Premier of Ontario is the first Minister of the Crown for the Canadian province of Ontario. In government, the NDP disappointed supporters by abandoning much of its ambitious program, including the promise to institute a public auto insurance system. Publics auto insurance is a government owned and operated system of Automobile insurance operated in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan As the recession worsened, the NDP implemented what it called the Social Contract — which represented a shift to the right that anticipated that of Tony Blair's Labour Party in the United Kingdom. A recession is a contraction phase of the Business cycle. The U The Social Contract refers to a 1993 initiative of the provincial Ontario New Democratic Party government of Bob Rae to impose Austerity measures on Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located This was a package of austerity measures that;
The Social Contract resulted in a major breach in the NDP's alliance with the labour movement as several unions turned against the party. Rae's government passed employment equity legislation and amended the province's labour law to ban the use of replacement workers during strikes, but this did not win back union support. Employment equity refers to Canadian policies that require or encourage preferential treatment in employment practices for certain designated groups women people with disabilities Aboriginal 
At one point, the NDP fell to a low of 6 percent support in polling. An ominous sign for the party came in the 1993 federal election, in which all of the NDP's Ontario MPs lost their seats. The Canadian federal election of 1993 (officially the 35th general election) was held on October 25 of that year to elect members to the Canadian House of Commons It was obvious by the 1995 election that Rae's government would not be re-elected. The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario The official opposition Liberals under Lyn McLeod were initially the beneficiaries of the NDP's unpopularity, but their poor campaign saw the momentum swung to the resurgent Tories under Mike Harris, who vaulted from third in the legislature to win a large majority. Lyn McLeod (born 1942 is a Politician in Ontario, Canada. She served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, The NDP fell down to 17 seats, third place in the Legislative Assembly. In 1996, Rae stepped down as party leader and resigned his seat in the legislature.
Rae was succeeded by Howard Hampton who defeated Frances Lankin, a member of Rae's inner circle, for the party leadership. Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP Frances Lankin (born in London Ontario) is a Canadian administrator and a former politician and trade unionist Rae has since joined the Liberal Party of Canada and was an unsuccessful candidate for party leadership in December 2006. The Liberal Party of Canada ( Parti libéral du Canada) colloquially known as the Grits (originally " Clear Grits " is a major Canadian political The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 2006 was prompted by Paul Martin 's announcement that he would not lead the Liberal Party of Canada into another
Under Hampton, the party has largely repudiated Rae's policies and renewed its commitment to a moderate form of socialism. Shortly after the 1999 election, Hampton cited the Swedish model of social democracy as closely reflecting his own beliefs. An Ontario general election was held on June 3 1999, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Social democracy is a Political ideology of the left and centre-left However, the party has never fully healed the breach with organized labour that resulted from the Social Contract, nor has it been able to regain the popularity it enjoyed in the late 1980s.
NDP support fell even further in the 1999 election, leaving the party with just 9 seats. An Ontario general election was held on June 3 1999, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. However, this was largely due to tactical voting in which NDP supporters voted Liberal in hopes of removing Harris and the Tories from power. In Voting systems tactical voting (or strategic voting or sophisticated voting) occurs when a voter supports a candidate other than his or her As a result, Hampton was not blamed for this severe defeat and stayed on as leader.
Under the rules of the Legislative Assembly, a party would receive "official party status", and the resources and privileges accorded to officially-recognized parties, if it had 12 or more seats; thus, the NDP would lose caucus funding and the ability to ask questions in the House. However, the governing Conservatives changed the rules after the election to lower the threshold for party status from 12 seats to 8. The Tories had reduced the size of the legislature, so provincial ridings now had the same boundaries as the federal ones, and so the official party status threshold was lowered. Some suggested that the Tories helped the NDP so they could continue to split the vote with the Liberals. Vote splitting is an electoral effect in which the distribution of votes among multiple similar candidates reduces the chance of winning for any of the similar candidates and
In the 2003 election, the party emphasized their "Public Power Campaign", which had two key issues, primarily publicly-owned electricity generation and distribution, and publicly-run auto insurance. The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the 38th Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial  As well, the Public Power Campaign also dealt with rolling-back the social program cuts from the Harris government's Common Sense Revolution. The phrase Common Sense Revolution (CSR has been used as a political slogan to describe Common sense conservative platforms in Australia and the U Many media outlets – including The Globe and Mail – thought that party leader Howard Hampton performed strongly in the televised leaders' debate. The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English language nationally distributed Newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities  Despite Hampton's debate performance and a 2. 4% increase in the popular vote, the party lost two seats, once again losing official party status and their previous speaking privileges and funding.  One of problems that likely affected NDP support was strategic voting, not unlike that of the 1999 election.  This voting practice did do damage to the NDP's electoral fortunes because it was interpreted as a call for blanket support for Liberal candidates over NDP candidates, with no real thought to which candidate had a better chance to defeat a Conservative in any individual riding.  Several unions, such as the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), promoted "Strategic Voting" to their membership and the public, which further added to the party's woes. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> The Canadian Auto Workers ( CAW; formally the National Automobile  The newly elected Liberal government offered to give the NDP caucus research funding if their members would accept their status as independents. Hampton refused and disrupted the government Throne Speech in protest. 
The first by-election in the 38th Legislative Assembly of Ontario, was in the riding of Hamilton East, caused by the untimely death of the riding's MPP, Dominic Agostino, on March 24, 2004. The 38th Legislative Assembly of Ontario was a former legislature of the government of the Province of Ontario, Canada. For information on the Hamilton East federal electoral district see Hamilton East. Dominic Agostino ( October 14, 1959 - March 24, 2004) was a Canadian politician who represented the riding of Hamilton This tragic event, in conjunction with a recent and unpopular tax increase by the Liberals, provided the NDP with an opportunity to regain party status. A by-election was called for Thursday, May 13, 2004, in which NDP candidate Andrea Horwath, a Hamilton city councillor, ran against the late Agostino's brother, Liberal candidate Ralph Agostino. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Andrea Horwath (pronounced Horvath is a Politician in Ontario, Canada. Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population In a fight for its political life, the NDP ran an all-out campaign to win the seat, aided by the city's large base of unionized steelworkers. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> The United Steel Paper and Forestry Rubber Manufacturing Energy Allied Industrial On election night, Horwath took 63. 8 per cent of the vote in the seat, bringing the NDP back to eight seats in the Legislature and allowing them to regain official party status.
The NDP's representation in the Legislature was again reduced to seven seats when Marilyn Churley resigned her seat to run in the 2006 federal election. Marilyn Churley (born May 7, 1948 in Old Perlican, Newfoundland) is a Canadian politician who represented the riding of Toronto—Danforth The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally the 39th General Election) was held on January 23 2006 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the However, the Liberals reversed their position and declared that the NDP would retain party status even if they lost the upcoming Toronto—Danforth by-election. Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Some opposition sources believed the Liberals, mindful of their humiliating defeat to Horwath, had loosened their interpretation of the rules so that whomever ran for the NDP in Toronto-Danforth couldn't use the threat of lost status in a campaign. This issue became moot when, on March 30, 2006, NDP candidate Peter Tabuns won the by-election in the Toronto–Danforth riding by a 9% margin over the Liberals' Ben Chin, alleviating another party status crisis. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Peter Tabuns (born October 3, 1951) is a Canadian Politician. Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Ben Chin, or Buyn-Yun Chin (born Geneva, Switzerland in 1964 is a Canadian political aide and former television journalist
The NDP scored a surprise victory over the Liberals in the late summer of that year in the riding of Parkdale—High Park. Parkdale—High Park is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Liberal Education Minister Gerard Kennedy resigned on April 5, 2006 to run for the Federal Liberal Party leadership. This article is about the politician For the actor see Gerard Kennedy (actor. Events 456 - St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 2006 was prompted by Paul Martin 's announcement that he would not lead the Liberal Party of Canada into another The government took an unusually long time to call the by-election, waiting until August 16th to drop the writ. Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting In Law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial Jurisdiction. It turned into one of the most vicious elections in recent Ontario memory, almost on par with Jolliffe's 1945 "Gestapo" campaign. Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer This time though, the NDP were not making the accusations; NDP candidate Cheri DiNovo's credibility was put to the test by what most of the media considered to be unworthy and underhanded personal attacks launched by the Liberals. Cheri DiNovo, MPP, is a Canadian Social democratic politician The tactic backfired; on Thursday September 14, 2006, DiNovo defeated Liberal candidate – and incumbent Toronto city councillor – Sylvia Watson by taking 41% of the popular vote to Watson's 33%. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Sylvia Watson is a Canadian Politician. She was a Toronto City Councillor for ward 14 part of the riding of Parkdale-High Park from 2003 
In the riding of York South—Weston, adjacent to Parkdale—High Park and once the seat of former leaders Bob Rae, Donald C. MacDonald and Ted Jolliffe, the NDP continued its string of recent by-election successes by taking away another Liberal strong-hold. York South—Weston is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons Robert Keith "Bob" Rae PC OC QC OOnt MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian Donald Cameron MacDonald CM, OOnt, ( December 7, 1913 &ndash March 8 2008) was a long time Canadian Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer On February 8, 2007, Paul Ferreira narrowly defeated Liberal candidate Laura Albanese by 358 votes, or 2%. Events 421 - Constantius III becomes co- Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Paul Ferreira (born January 7, 1973 in the Azores) is a Canadian Social democratic Politician and one of the first Laura Albanese is a Canadian politician formerly a news anchor for Italian language news programming on Omni Television. By-elections were held on February 8, 2007, in Ontario, Canada, to fill three vacancies in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario This victory increased the NDP caucus' seat total to ten, up by three since the October 2003 general election. 
In the 2007 general election, the party increased its share of the popular vote by two percent but did not make any gains in the Legislature, with the loss of Paul Ferreira in York South—Weston being offset by the victory of Paul Miller in Hamilton East—Stoney Creek. The Ontario general election of 2007 was held on October 10 2007 to elect members ( MPPs) of the 39th Legislative Assembly of the Province Paul Ferreira (born January 7, 1973 in the Azores) is a Canadian Social democratic Politician and one of the first York South—Weston is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons Paul Miller (born February 7, 1951) is a politician in Hamilton Ontario, and Member of Provincial Parliament representing the provincial constituency Hamilton East—Stoney Creek is a is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian France Gélinas also successfully retained the riding of Nickel Belt, following the retirement of Shelley Martel. France Gélinas is a Franco-Ontarian Canadian politician In the 2007 Ontario election, she was elected to represent the riding of Nickel Nickel Belt is a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario Shelley Dawn Marie Martel (born April 8, 1963, in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian Politician. The other eight NDP ridings were all retained by their incumbent MPPs.
Early polling in September 2006 showed the party with 27% support, its highest recorded level since 1992. September 2006 was marked by a controversy surrounding statements made by Pope Benedict XVI regarding Islam, during the same week as the fifth anniversary  By early 2007 support had fallen to 17% support, further behind the two front-running parties but still slightly ahead of the party's 15% result in the 2003 election.   September 2007 polling had the NDP at 14%, while the September 29th Ipsos poll had them at 17%,, meaning that NDP's support has been constant for a year within the margin of error. Though the same Ipsos poll suggested that the NDP would elect 12 members to the Legislature, the party would eventually elect only 10.
2 The Ontario CCF became the Ontario NDP in 1961. Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe (1909 &ndash March 18 1998 was a Canadian Social democratic politician and lawyer Donald Cameron MacDonald CM, OOnt, ( December 7, 1913 &ndash March 8 2008) was a long time Canadian This article is about the Canadian politician and broadcaster Michael Morris Cassidy (born May 10, 1937) is a Canadian politician Robert Keith "Bob" Rae PC OC QC OOnt MP (born August 2, 1948) is a Canadian Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP
3 Bud Wildman was interim leader of the NDP in the Ontario legislature from Rae's resignation as an MPP to Howard Hampton's election as party leader. Charles Jackson "Bud" Wildman (born June 3, 1946 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician An interim leader, in Canadian politics is a party leader appointed by the party's legislative caucus or the party's executive to temporarily act as leader to fill a gap between
See also: Ontario CCF/NDP Leadership Conventions
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