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Mulcair Must Prove He Can Learn From Past Mistakes

If Tom gets dumped on Sunday, I'll join that chorus because I can't think of anything more Liberal than filling our leader's back with knives, then throwing him under the bus. We will still be left with all the structural problems Tom inherited along with a host of new ones. I believe we need to be focused on fixing our party, on democratizing the crafting of our platform, on reconnecting our movement to our party, on weaning the central campaign off our riding rebates so we can effectively build riding associations and campaigns that can compete locally with the other parties.
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After Spectacular Failure, NDP Needs A Leader Who Can Inspire

The most important thing is for the NDP to not limp along and slip into irrelevance, but to boldly rebuild. Canada needs the NDP. But it needs an NDP that is both inspiring and competent, visionary and responsible, principled and practical. The many dedicated NDP activists need to know what happens now. Where is the NDP headed and how do they fit in to the big picture? What are the concrete plans to rebuild? Which brings me to the leadership question. The Leader too has to share the blame and Tom Mulcair has acknowledged this.
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What Democracy?

VICTORIA - New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix says having politicians sit for only 36 days in British Columbia's legislature this year isn't good enough.Dix stood outside the legislature chambers today, o...
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Mulcair Clears The Air On Pot

The New Democratic Party is trying to clear the air on leader Tom Mulcair's position on pot after the Young Liberals, hoping to score with younger Canadians on a day celebrated in marijuana culture, q...
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This Beard Isn't Going Anywhere

OTTAWA - The NDP may have a new face with Thomas Mulcair, but the new opposition leader doesn't plan on getting a new one for himself.He says he is keeping his beard.Mulcair's rich, neatly trimmed bea...
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Why the Media Has Mulcair All Wrong

The media seem obsessed with the difficulty of creating party unity and "healing the wounds" of the campaign. I really don't get a sense there will be a lot of wounds. The opportunity for growth will surely make the party put aside their differences and work together under Thomas Mulcair's leadership.
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How He Did it

TORONTO - Two very different Thomas Mulcairs were on display during the marathon NDP leadership race.The first — prickly, thin-skinned, whiny, almost paranoid — helped persuade the party to make two d...