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The Quebec question

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Thomas Mulcair’s fellow candidates push back against the suggestion that only he can hold the party’s gains in Quebec.

However, rivals insisted a Mulcair victory is not essential to the party’s hopes of hanging onto the historic 59 seats the NDP captured in Quebec last May, vaulting it into official Opposition status for the first time. “I just don’t buy it,” dark horse contender Cullen, a British Columbia MP, said in an interview. “It would be like saying British Columbians won’t vote for anyone but me.”