07/04/2013 07:31 EDT | Updated 07/04/2013 08:20 EDT

Thomas Mulcair Alberta Flood: NDP Leader Tours Flood Area Devastation

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Calgary on Thursday for Calgary Stampede festivities and to view flood damage.

He said now is not the time for partisan politics.

"It's quite the sight. I took a very long tour. A lot of devastation. We saw the pictures on TV, but I don't think everyone understands the extent of the damage and how long it's going to take to get everything done," said Mulcair.

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"I honestly believe the federal government is doing everything that it can right now and we've got to continue doing that. They'll have our full support. There are times when we will talk partisan politics.

"This isn't one of them."

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