Thomas Mulcair wins NDP leadership race - Macleans.ca

Thomas Mulcair wins NDP leadership race

Winning on the fourth ballot, the candidate from Quebec becomes leader of the NDP, and of the Opposition

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After four ballots and a long day of voting, at the NDP leadership convention in Toronto, Quebec MP Thomas Mulcair won the race to succeed Jack Layton as leader of the NDP. On the final ballot, Mulcair edged party strategist Brian Topp by a count of 57% to 43%. In doing so, Mulcair became the seventh leader in the federal party’s 50 year history. On Monday, he will take his place in the House of Commons as leader of the opposition.

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