New Democrats Gather Virtually for Biennial Convention

Members of the provincial New Democratic Party are coming together for the party’s biennial convention, albeit in a virtual format this year. This gathering marks an important opportunity for party members to discuss key issues, strategize for the future, and connect with like-minded individuals from all across the province.

The convention kicked off with an enlightening address from the party’s leader, Jim Dinn. Dinn passionately emphasized the party’s commitment to social justice, economic equality, and sustainable development. He outlined his vision for a better future and expressed his gratitude towards the party members for their unwavering support.

Following Dinn’s speech, Jessica McCormick, President of the Federation of Labour, took the virtual stage to share her insights on the current state of labor affairs in the province. McCormick highlighted the importance of strong unions, livable wages, and safe working conditions. Her thought-provoking address left delegates inspired and motivated to tackle the challenges faced by workers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

One of the most pressing issues discussed during the convention was the province’s housing crisis. This was the subject of a lively and informative panel discussion that brought together experts and stakeholders from various backgrounds. The panelists exchanged ideas on how to address the housing shortage, improve affordability, and ensure access to safe and adequate housing for all residents.

While today’s proceedings were insightful and engaging, delegates eagerly anticipate tomorrow’s address by Jagmeet Singh, the federal leader of the New Democratic Party. Singh’s presence and his words of encouragement will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the delegates, further fueling their dedication to the party’s principles and goals.


Q: What is the purpose of the New Democratic Party’s biennial convention?
A: The biennial convention provides an opportunity for members of the provincial New Democratic Party to gather, discuss key issues, strategize, and reconnect with fellow party members.

Q: Who addressed the delegates during the convention?
A: The convention featured addresses from various influential figures, including party leader Jim Dinn, Jessica McCormick (President of the Federation of Labour), CUPE President Sherry Hillier, and MHAs Lela Evans and Jordan Brown.

Q: What were the key topics of discussion during the convention?
A: The convention covered a range of important topics, such as social justice, economic equality, housing issues, labor affairs, and sustainable development.

Q: Why was the convention held virtually?
A: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the convention was held virtually to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.