The New Democratic Party is a major political party in Canada. It is currently lead by Thomas Mulcair, who was officially elected leader on March 24, 2012, as the successor to Jack Layton, who had died the previous summer. They were the leader of the official opposition in 2011 for the first time.
Son leader est M. Thomas Mulcair, depuis 2013. Il est bilingue and an MP from Montréal.
Currently (2016), they have 44 seats out of 338. They lost over half their seats in the 2015 federal election.
Nouveau Parti Démocratique. Most NDP-MPs are from la belle Province (59). However the NPD did not contest the provincial election of April 2014.
In the election in 2011 they won 104 seats. Currently (2014) they have 100 due to 3 defections. + One MP, Mrs. Olivia Chow, the Chinese-Canadian widow of Jack Layton, has resigned her seat of Toronto-Spadina (includes Little Italy) to fight Rob Ford in September's election for Mayor of Toronto.
The 3 defections are
1 - St-Maurice to Liberals.
2 - Thunder Bay to Independents then "Greens"
3 - Jonquiere to Bloc Quebecois.