The frontrunner

Joanna Smith and Chris Selley profile Thomas Mulcair. The Star editorial board offers its endorsement.

… the NDP has a choice to make. Is it content to be a movement of beautiful losers, worried that a serious bid for power might sully its principles? Or is it prepared to take a chance on actually challenging the Conservatives for office in 2015 and accepting the trade-offs that may come?

When he met with the Star, Mulcair asked: “Is it possible that after 50 years of hectoring and finger-wagging and telling people what’s wrong with their decisions that we’re terrified at the prospect of being the ones who actually take the decisions?” If the NDP decides that it wants, finally, to try to be the party that actually makes decisions at the national level, it would be best advised to go with Mulcair.




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The frontrunner

  1. jesus enough with the NDP coverage already.  no one else cares!

    • They are the opposition party. We are not a one party state, yet.

  2. I don’t know why people even bother voting anymore….the media tells us who’s going to win from day one. Occasionally they tell us a bit about the other contenders, but then it’s right back to the one they’ve dubbed the ‘frontrunner’.

    Wherry has done a stellar job in featuring the other candidates…but for the most part in other media Mulcair didn’t even have to campaign.

    One can only hope for an upset.

  3.  I’m still waiting for my ballot.  I have even given permission for the NDP membership department to send my ballot ID and password via email.  I’m still waiting.

    • Do you know if this is happening to many members? 

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