NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is sticking around for a while and will keep on bringing down the House. Earlier this month, members of the NDP rejected his bid to stay on as the party's leader, voting 52 p...
New Democrats are still wondering what exactly happened.
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Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.
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But not spending enough to at least stay competitive was an almost certain path to defeat.
"I’m not saying he’s bad for the party..."
The party is preparing for a caucus retreat in Montebello, Que., this week.
Mulcair says he is still committed to leading the NDP despite a devastating election outcome.
"I am so honoured to have led this party through this federal election and so humbled in front of the effort that was deployed here in British Columbia,'' Mulcair said.
"We have to get back to good-paying jobs in Canada."
Despite being forced back to third-party status by voters the party is poised to start over with a lot of fresh, young blood.
"I'd always been a person who stood up for his convictions."
Tom Mulcair plans to stick with the New Democrats for the long-term.
Mulcair visited a zone house, which serves as a regional command post for volunteers who help mobilize the vote.
His favourite movie is "Slapshot."