Saganash out

by Aaron Wherry

Romeo Saganash will announce tomorrow morning that he is dropping out of the NDP leadership race. Joan Bryden explains why.

Sources say the Cree leader and northern Quebec MP decided to call it quits partly because of an illness in his family, which has caused him to miss a number of recent all-candidates debates.

Moreover, they acknowledge his low-key campaign has simply failed to catch fire with the more than 100,000 New Democrats who will be eligible to choose a successor to the late Jack Layton on March 24.




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Saganash out

  1. Pity, i liked that guy.

    • Is it because we’re drawn to underdogs, or because any of the top ones feel like same old, same old, I wonder?  I liked him too.

      • I think we all want to see more quality FNs people in positions of leadership in politics and he was one. I think your other points are valid though, i’m quite envious of some of the kinds of people the ndp appear to be attracting right now; we need to do the same.

  2. From his performance in the leadership debates, he didn’t seem to be quite fit for the national stage in terms of the performance-piece aspect of political leadership, but that does not mean that he won’t be of tremendous value in a leadership role of some sort within the NDP. I wish his family the best of health and look forward to seeing what he can give us all once he’s ready.

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