Queen’s Park Liberals and Parliament Hill Conservatives are bickering. Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper are equally popular (or, perhaps, unpopular). The Liberal leader released a new ad, always a sure-fire route to a few headlines. The Prime Minister still denies he attacked Canada’s chief justice. You might mistake today’s political chatter for a pre-2011 version of Ottawa, when New Democrats played third fiddle. They’re neither celebrated nor demonized.
All the more reason for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair to dominate Question Period, though he’ll have to unleash a crackerjack performance if he hopes to turn heads. He’s already dialed up his rhetoric this week. Can he turn it up to 12?
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