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NDP fundraising plunge stirs leadership talk under Mulcair

By Tim Naumetz      

The NDP’s governing national council has a meeting scheduled for May 15, The Hill Times has learned, where the topic of scheduling a leadership election is expected to be high on the agenda.

The first quarter fundraising results could signal unease over the lack of solid leadership, after outgoing leader Tom Mulcair (pictured) received only 48 per cent support at the NDP convention in April. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

The worst fundraising quarter for federal New Democrats since 2011 has added incentive for the party’s hierarchy and MPs to speed up a leadership election timetable to replace outgoing leader Tom Mulcair, with the official opposition Conservatives and governing Liberals set to push the NDP even further from the spotlight over the coming months. The NDP reported dismal fundraising results for the first quarter of 2016—only $1.4 million in the first three months of the year. This pales

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