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After an empowering year of women coming forward and holding powerful men and institutional dynamics accountable for the stories that we have known to be true amongst ourselves for a long time, a lot has been accomplished, but so much more still remains to be done. The issue of unpaid emotional labour has an obvious gendered slant, but it seems to evade discussion outside of progressive and academic circles.

What are some examples of things that women accept as extra uncompensated work simply because they feel fortunate to have that place in the room, and worry that they must work twice as hard to hold onto it? What are the issues that often fall upon women to accomplish because their male counterparts hand it off to them with a condescending “oh, but you’re just so much better at it”? More generally, what are some gendered obstacles that women face in the workplace, particularly in the realm of politics?

NDP McGill invites you to a discussion on unpaid emotional labour, featuring MPs, McGill professors, and prominent female politicians.

Guests and location to be announced shortly!
Hope to see you there

Third Annual Wine and Cheese

Come out to out third annual Wine and Cheese at Thomson House on Monday, January 22nd, 2018!

Drink wine! Eat cheese! Mingle with other people interested in Canadian politics and talk with our special guests, NDP’s Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, and former leader of the NDP, Tom Mulcair!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Montreal Elections

A friendly reminder that if you are a Canadian Citizen over 18 years old, and have been living in Montreal since March 1, 2017, you are eligible to vote in the upcoming Montreal Elections taking place on November 5th!

To find out more about the electoral process, read this CBC article.

To find out how to enter your name on the list of electors, go here.

On November 5th , with your name on the list of electors, arrive at your nearest polling station (which you can find on the election website) with an ID and cast your ballot.

NDP Leadership Results

Congratulations to Jagmeet Singh on being elected the new leader of the federal NDP. Ballot results:

Jagmeet Singh: 35,266 (53.8%)
Charlie Angus: 12,705 (19.4%)
Niki Ashton: 11,374 (17.4%)
Guy Caron: 6,164 (9.4%)

On the appointment of Rachel Harder as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women

NDP McGill denounces the Decision of the Conservative Party of Canada to appoint pro-life supporter, Rachel Harder as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women. Rachel Harder has previously voiced her disagreement with women’s choice and has donated substantial funds to pregnancy clinics in her riding that refuse to provide abortions. NDP McGill stands for the personal autonomy of women and views this appointment as unacceptable and a potential obstruction to the rights of Canadian women that this committee should be working to protect.

Executive Elections

We’ll be having our second meeting next Wednesday, September 20, at 5:30 PM in the Blue Room, which is on the fourth floor of the SSMU building. We’ll be holding our exec elections.

If you’re interested in running you can read more about the positions in our constitution, which is under our About Us tab. Hope to see you there!

Niki Ashton


  • Member of Parliament for the Manitoba riding of Churchill—Keewatinook Aski since 2008
  • NDP shadow cabinet critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development
  • Former Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women
  • Former university instructor
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy from University of Manitoba
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs from Carleton University
  • Currently completing a PhD in Peace and Conflict studies from University of Manitoba
  • 34 years old

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Charlie Angus


  • Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay since 2004
  • NDP shadow cabinet critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • NDP caucus chair
  • Vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • Former School Board Trustee in Timmins
  • Former activist for the homeless and musician
  • Author of seven books
  • 54 years old

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Guy Caron


  • Member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques since 2011
  • NDP shadow cabinet critic for Finance and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • NDP Quebec caucus chairperson
  • Former economist, researcher, and journalist
  • Former national president of the Canadian Federation of Students
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications from University of Ottawa
  • Master’s degree in Economics from Université du Québec à Montréal
  • 49 years old

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Jagmeet Singh


  • Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario for Bramalea—Gore—Malton since 2011
  • ONDP critic for the Attorney General of Ontario and for the Consumer Services
  • Deputy House Leader of the ONDP
  • Member of the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Former criminal defence lawyer
  • Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School
  • 38 years old

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