Philip Toone for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Philip Toone officially candidate

GASPÉ — The New Democratic Party candidate for Gaspésie-- Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Philip Toone, tabled Monday afternoon his candidacy papers with the riding’s Returning Officer for Elections Canada, making him the official candidate for the NDP for this fall’s October 19 general election.

In Quebec, it’s less pro-NDP than it is anti-Harper: Hébert Orange wave in the making is propelled not so much by undying affection for Thomas Mulcair as by a desire to effect regime change in Ottawa, Chantal Hébert writes

CAP-AUX-MEULES/ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE—On election night 2011, it is on the tiny archipelago of the Magdalen Islands — a 12-hour boat ride from mainland Quebec and one time zone ahead of the rest of the province — that the orange wave first washed ashore.