Qualities of the Next NDP Leader


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Here is the benchmark I’ll be using to evaluate who ought to be the next leader of the federal NDP:

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Wanted, #NDP leader: integrity, inspiring, engaging personality, intelligent, ability to include French & First Nations, bilingual. #cdnpoli

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And let’s add environment and climate change leader, optimistic, and including new Canadians to that list, at the risk of making it close to too long.

So we have Topp, Saganash, Cullen. Dewar probably tomorrow. Mulcair is waiting for…not sure. Libby Davies and Megan Leslie are not in. Waiting on Robert Chisholm and Peggy Nash.

What do you think?

Am I missing some qualitites?

What do you think of the current and likely candidates?


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6 thoughts on “Qualities of the Next NDP Leader”

  1. I think you are. That’s a wonderful positive list which I agree with fully, but it needs the other side of politics.
    Something like “Capable of blindsiding Stephen Harper and handing him his butt in a political brawl”. If he/she can do that while still smiling pleasantly, that’s a plus, but being able to do it is essential.

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