It appears that new NDP leader Thomas Mulcair can stand toe-to-toe with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In an exchange about Canada's role in Afghanistan during Thursday question period, Harper suggested the NDP didn't even support Canada's military involvement in the Second World War.
Mulcair was asking Harper if he intended to extend the Afghanistan mission past 2014 after the Ottawa Citizen reported U.S officials had asked Canadian special forces to stay past the official withdrawal date.
According to the National Post, the prime minister added that the NDP has a pacifistic ideology "regardless of circumstances" and his government would make the right decision for Afghanistan's security.
"In 1939, the NDP leader didn't even want to support the fight against Hitler," Harper said and was drowned out by cat calls.
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