For almost three days at the NDP policy convention in Montreal, Thomas Mulcair and the New Democrats tried to avoid the L word — the L word being Liberals, of course.
Organizers instead wanted to focus on attacking the Conservatives and re-jigging their own brand — delegates passed a resolution omitting overt references to socialism in the preamble to their constitution.
On Sunday, in a post-conference media scrum, just hours before the Liberals were about to name their new leader, Mulcair was, however, forced to talked about the elephant in the room: the Justin Trudeau Liberals.
For a leader of a party who is taking a dive in the polls, Mulcair certainly seems confident.
Here are some excerpts from the scrum:
On the election of a new Liberal leader:
[The person they elect today] will be their seventh leader in ten years so they have a lotRead More »from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair responds to the popularity of Justin Trudeau