NDP Coming To Quebec For Next Election

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Federal New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair announced Quebecers will have the chance to vote for the party in the province's next election.

The NDP leader said the federal party didn't have time to create a Quebec version in time for the current election campaign.

In an interview with CBC Radio's The House scheduled to air saturday, Mulcair told guest host Chris Hall "my job as official leader of the Opposition and our job as a caucus as the Official Opposition is to work with whatever government is going to be put in place in Quebec. So we'll continue to talk about issues that are federal issues... but for the provincial race as you know, the only province in Canada in which the NDP doesn't run candidates for now is Quebec."

"You can be sure that the NDP will be running in the next provincial election in Quebec and that will change things, of course," said Mulcair.

The NDP aims to run candidates in all 125 ridings in the province.

The name "Nouveau parti democratique du Quebec" was reserved by the NDP's national president in June.

The federal chapter now holds 58 of the province's 75 seats since the federal election in 2011.

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