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Gerrit De Vynck

Born in South Africa and raised in the lakes and forests of northern British Columbia, I’ve been studying journalism and politics at Ottawa’s Carleton University since 2009. I’ve reported for The Charlatan in Ottawa, interned at CTV B.C. in Vancouver and worked as a reporter and managing editor of Palestine News Network English in Bethlehem, Palestine. I love going places, meeting new people and listening to and passing on their stories.

Thomas Mulcair wins final vote to become leader of the NDP

Thomas Mulcair wins the 2012 NDP leadership race to become the party's new leader and head of Her Majesty's Official Opposition.

NDP Leadership Convention and vote: live blog

The NDP leadership campaign comes to an end this weekend in downtown Toronto. The Vancouver Observer reports live, keeping you informed every step of the way.