NDP Reject Tom Mulcair As Leader
Federal NDP members have voted to end Tom Mulcair’s leadership.
52 per cent of the party supported a motion to hold a leadership race at their convention in Edmonton, yesterday.
According to party rules, Mulcair needed at least 50 per cent support or more to remain party leader.
Mulcair’s rejection comes in the wake of last fall’s federal election that saw the NDP lose more than 50 seats and its Official Opposition status.
After his defeat yesterday, Mulcair expressed hope that a leadership race will help heal the party.
He also says that he’ll continue to work tirelessly in the House of Commons until his replacement is chosen.