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A contest of manners

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Brian Topp again livens up an NDP leadership debate.

While candidates avoided confrontation, some in the audience were undeterred from interacting. In his opening remarks, Brian Topp spoke for double his allotted time, despite two warnings from the moderator, and was finally booed by a small group of delegates – a blunder referenced by some audience members afterwards. “Brian Topp — when he ignored the moderator — took the audience to boo him off stage,” delegate Matthew Laird said. “It was very much a turn-off.”

More on Saturday’s discussion from the Times-Colonist, Canadian Press, Georgia Straight and Globe and Mail.