The election of Thomas Mulcair as leader of the NDP in March could dash Liberal hopes of reconstruction, according to Liberal militants anonymously quoted by Montreal’s daily La Presse on Tuesday. The comments echo the words of Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, who had already said in November that the outcome of the NDP leadership race would have serious consequences on the other parties. Mulcair, the MP for Outrement, Que., is perceived in the NDP as the natural Quebec candidate, where the party pulled off its victorious Orange Crush in the last federal election. The Liberals fear he would know best how the NDP might keep the 59 seats it gained in La Belle Province, writes La Presse.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012