Opinion

Curmudgeons need not apply, it’s selfies and sunny ways in 2016

Suffering fools gladly is a great skill in politics. But the crusty, cultish style isn’t a big seller now.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair pictured April 9, 2016, at the NDP policy convention in Edmonton. The NDP leader was sent packing this past weekend in Edmonton where his party gave him a failing grade for leadership, but Mr. Mulcair said he will stay on until a new leader is elected.
The Hill Times photograph by Laura Ryckewaert

By TIM POWERS

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:00 AM

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