Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Questionnaire Response – Niki Ashton

Finally, Niki Ashton had this to offer in response to my party organization questionnaire: 1. As leader, what changes (if any) would you seek to make to the NDP’s:(a) caucus management and discipline? Caucus members are elected as New Democrats, and I believe that, where there is a clearly established party policy, they are obliged ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Questionnaire Response – Paul Dewar

While noting the resources involved in responding to a request for information delivered late in the NDP’s leadership campaign, I have to be impressed when a candidate who could easily enough have pointed to a well-publicized platform plank instead deal directly with the specific issues raised in a questionnaire. And the final two responses get ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Questionnaire Response – Thomas Mulcair

Here’s Thomas Mulcair’s response to my leadership questionnaire on the NDP’s party organization: 1. As leader, what changes (if any) would you seek to make to the NDP’s:(a) caucus management and discipline?(b) membership engagement and organizational structure?(c) policy development process?(d) candidate recruitment and nomination process?(e) relationship to other political parties?(f) relationship to traditional allies in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2012 Questionnaire Response – Peggy Nash

Last week, I crowdsourced some questions to the NDP’s leadership candidates about their plans for party organization. (Unfortunately the comments have disappeared, and I’m still working on getting them to reappear – but as you’ll see I incorporated changes into my draft version.) Obviously it’s been a busy time for the campaigns, and so I ...