Policy should drive the NDP leadership race
A platform designed to offend as few centrist voters as possible made it easier for NDP sympathizers to move over to the Liberals. At this juncture, the New Democrats have less need of a rock star leader than a principled approach to policy. For the record, that is equally true of the Conservatives.
The entries of MPs Peter Julian, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron in the race should put to rest, once and for all, the notion that it is possible or even desirable for the party to reverse last spring's non-confidence vote in Mulcair's leadership. That ship sailed or, in this case, sank at the Edmonton convention in April.The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright