• Calling Card: Paul Dewar, the World View candidate
• Age: 48
• MP for Ottawa-Centre, former teacher and union leader
• Born and living in Ottawa, Ont.
• Married to Julia Sneyd; has two sons Nathaniel, 16, and Jordan, 13.
• His mother Marion Dewar served as NDP national party president in the 1980s and he succeeded former NDP leader Ed Broadbent as Ottawa-Centre MP in 2006. He served as the party's foreign affairs from 2007 until announcing his leadership bid in October.