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Nycole Turmel

Jack Layton's final letter to Canadians

"Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."

NDP leader Jack Layton dead at 61; passes away "peacefully" at home surrounded by family

Charismatic leader lifted party to official opposition status after campaigning through cancer, hip surgery.

Nycole Turmel choice underscores NDP's commitment to women: Linda McQuaig

As a woman takes the helm of the NDP, during Jack Layton's leave, other women are applauding the party's choice. "I think Nycole Turmel is a great choice," said Linda McQuaig, a Toronto-based...

New Democrats MPs unanimous in backing Turmel as interim leader

Rookie Quebec MP, longtime labour leader approved by caucus; final decision goes to party's national council.

Jack Layton takes two-month leave to battle new cancer

NDP leader steps down temporarily, says he hopes to return by September.