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Media Bites: Will Tom Mulcair Ever Grow a Personality?

Though we're now almost a year into the Thomas Mulcair reign, it's remarkable how difficult it remains to summarize the guy. Even by Canadian standards, Tom's an oddly forgettable figure. The whole thing evokes memories of Harry Plinkett's famous YouTube review of Star Wars: Episode I. Don't buy it? Try playing Plinkett game with Canadian politicians. Stephen Harper? Cold, stubborn, bossy, practical. Justin Trudeau? Naive, charming, upbeat, eloquent. Tom Mulcair? Um...Does "bearded" count?
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Mulcair: Like a Less Popular, Power-Hungry Layton

Mulcair has made his party and himself invisible while moving his party so far to the right in the blind pursuit of power and it is becoming impossible to distinguish it from the Harper Conservatives. I bet Jack Layton would have been disappointed. For the late beloved leader, he would have settled for continuing to be the "Conscience of the House" rather than sell the soul of the party via a short cut to power.
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His Death 'Touched A Lot Of People'

Olivia Chow, dirt in her fingernails after planting flowers around Jack Layton's gravestone last week, is drawing strength from Canadians as the anniversary of her husband's death approaches. Wednesd...
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Marking A Year Without Jack

It has been nearly one year since former NDP leader Jack Layton died of cancer and Canadians are now preparing to gather to mark the anniversary and to celebrate his life and legacy. Final preparatio...

NDP Leader: A Vote I'm Happy Not Casting

If Mulcair doesn't win, the pundit class tells us that Quebec will go back to the Bloc and we'll be worse off than we were before. Is that even true? And how do all these calculations change if Bob Rae doesn't step down as planned? All I know is, I'm kind of glad I'm not voting in this one.
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Wake Me When the NDP Chooses a Leader

Attempting to follow the ins and outs of the NDP campaign is a bit like trying to watch a horse race in the dark: you can place bets, but the fun ends there. One has to pity all the poor political reporters across the land being dispatched to "cover" a race which they now openly profess to be analyzing solely on the basis of random hunches and pet theories.
Althia Raj

St-Denis is No Saint

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae implies Lise St-Denis switch to the Liberals is an act of principle and conviction. Phooey. If anything, it seems an act of opportunism because the NDP is going nowhere in Quebec. Anyone who thinks the NDP won't lose seats in Quebec in the next federal election is smoking something that is illegal.
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Bittersweet Return For Layton's Casket

TORONTO - After two days lying in state in the crucible of Canadian democracy, Jack Layton is back in the adoptive city that gave life to his long, ascendant political career.A police guard carried hi...
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The Rookie MP Filling Jack's Shoes

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - New Democrat MPs have unanimously backed rookie Quebec MP Nycole Turmel as interim leader. The caucus has wrapped up a special caucus meeting to consider Turmel as a temp...
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Layton Steps Down With New Cancer

TORONTO - OTTAWA - Only three months after riding Jack Layton's personal popularity to a historic electoral breakthrough, New Democrats are confronting the tragic possibility that they'll have to sold...