Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

Tom Mulcair defends praise for Margaret Thatcher's 'winds of liberty and liberalism'

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was forced Wednesday to defend flattering comments he made over a decade ago about the conservative policies of former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher, a day after his 2001 remarks were the water-cooler talk in Quebec. Mulcair made the comments in April 2001 in the context of a parliamentary commission where he sought to discredit the interventionist tendencies of a s…

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