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Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party, on his March, 2013, trip to the U.S.
Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party, on his March, 2013, trip to the U.S.
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NDP to propose toning down socialism in its constitution

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The New Democratic Party is distancing itself from its socialist roots.

The NDP, which has taken significant steps toward the centre of the political spectrum under both Jack Layton and Thomas Mulcair, is proposing to revise the preamble to its constitution to excise much of the overtly socialist dogma.