Thomas Mulcair vs. Peter Mansbridge

The NDP leader talks about the oil sands, Quebec and the Senate

The NDP leader talks to the CBC host about the oil sands, the Senate, Quebec secession, the Liberals and his beard.

Colin Horgan thinks Mr. Mulcair needs to define himself.

Where the Conservatives and Stephen Harper have “jobs, growth and the economy,” and Layton had a “better lives for working class families,” theme, Mulcair has yet to successfully link his policy positions with his own personal brand. The emptiness begs to be filled, and all that talk of building better lives for middle class Canadian families wafting over recently from a front-running Liberal camp should not only be very familiar to Mulcair, but also potentially quite dangerous.

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