TORONTO—The possibility that Tom Mulcair might be undone as the NDP leader at the party’s Edmonton convention was a journalist’s dream, making for much media speculation. No NDP convention had ever rejected a party leader nor had any NDP policy convention received as much media coverage. The reason this convention got so much notice is that the party had recently been, for the first time, the official opposition in Parliament. It had been poised in the last election to form a government or to finish no worse than second.
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