Jonathan Kay: Thomas Mulcair is becoming a liability to his party, and an embarrassment to federalism

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When the NDP picked its leader in 2012, Thomas Mulcair required four ballots to beat out Peggy Nash, Nathan Cullen and Brian Topp. Even on the last vote, he secured only 57% support. The main fear, many NDP members said, was that Mulcair was too much a creature of Quebec provincial politics to properly represent the NDP on the national stage. His off-putting remarks last week — including the serious, and entirely unsubstantiated allegation that the Supreme Court of Canada is conspiring to thwart document requests in regard to the repatriation of the Constitution — proves that these fears were entirely justified.

It is not just that Mulcair‘s commitment to federalism is paper thin. It is the larger fact that he seems completely ignorant about the three quarters of Canadians who don’t happen to live in the province of Quebec.

As I noted yesterday, Mulcair’s conspiracy theories about the Supreme…

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