Dobbin confuses the trees with the forest
Instead of focusing on the floating majority of Quebec seats, which left the Liberals in 1980 and moved to Brian Mulroney before going to the Bloc and then the NDP, he quotes polls a month or two old. From this thorough foundation, he summons the gall to say Jack Layton ‘hadn’t really earned’ the NDP breakthrough.
Here’s Tom: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. Jamey Heath takes issue with Murray Dobbin’s column in last week’s issue of The Hill Times and criticizes Mr. Dobbin’s accusation that Mr. Mulcair has refused to put the country’s interest ahead of the NDP’s. Photograph by Steve Gerecke, The Hill Times