An anonymous NDP staffer claims deep concern within the party over Nycole Turmel’s political past.
“The profound unease that’s taken over the party is that there was a large number of people, the majority of people, who voted didn’t know then. And that’s a very, very serious unease, because it’s a crisis of confidence. When we take a party membership, it’s not a sign of friendship…. It’s a commitment, it’s an adherence to a philosophy,” he said. “You can’t lead a federalist party when you were sufficiently involved in a separatist party or parties.”