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Optimism is better than despair

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Greg Fingas finds reason for optimism among New Democrats.

Most leadership races in established political parties take place at a point when a party is generally on a downward trajectory – either after it has fallen from government to opposition or in some other way missed a perceived opportunity to improve its standing, or after it has been in power long enough to face public fatigue even as it tries to renew itself. 

In contrast, the NDP will get to choose its next leader from a position of unprecedented strength and hope, thanks to both Layton’s electoral results and his means of reaching them. 

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