12/07/2011 01:05 EST | Updated 02/06/2012 05:12 EST

Thomas Mulcair Gets Endorsement From Former Manitoba Premier Ed Schreyer


OTTAWA - NDP leadership hopeful Thomas Mulcair has snagged a high-profile endorsement from former Manitoba premier and governor general Ed Schreyer.

The endorsement is important for the Montreal MP, who is well-known in Quebec but needs to expand his reach outside his home province.

Schreyer says he believes Mulcair can do in the Prairies