CFN – Ah, I remember visiting NDP leader Thomas Mulcair at his offices on Parliament before he became Leader of the Opposition. Those were sunnier days for him. His momentum hadn’t reached its zenith yet and he was about to be a key cog in mounting the most successful election of the Federal NDP party.
Since then Mr. Mulcair has seemed to be spinning his wheels. He’s been blown by the younger and more appealing Justin Trudeau whose Liberal party is aiming squarely for Middle class support which in Canada means Organized labour.
Mr. Trudeau appeals to a lot of the NDP base. Quebec? Check. Francophones? Check. Young people? Check. So where could Mr. Mulcair reach to maintain his seats nevermind raise his numbers; especially without the charismatic Jack Layton paving the way?
While the Conservative brand is near spent under Stephen Harper the biggest question as we inch closer to the next Federal election is what relevance will Mr. Mulcair and his NDP have? Will they simply be the spoiler? Will they be the key to a possible minority government, or will they simply revert to the NDP of the past and be the yappy dogs in the corner?
And if that happens what happens to Thomas Mulcair?
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