Thomas Mulcair has won the leadership of the Federal NDP and is the new leader of the opposition , Now what?
He will more than likely move the party to the center and most likely very quickly.
What will this mean to Canadian politics?
First and foremost it will almost certainly force the Liberal party of Canada to advance their own leadership convention.
Because Mulcair and the NDP will devour the Liberals if they get control of the center and Marijuana Bob wouldn’t like that.
Also the interim leader of the Liberal Party, under it’s constitution, cannot negotiate a merger with the NDP. They need a permanent leader, it’s as simple as that.
It will probably force a lot of the extreme leftists that are currently have a home in the NDP to go somewhere else. ( Hello Elizabeth May and the Green Party you belong together )
Yes the right side of the Liberal Party will likely bolt to the Conservatives rather than join the NDP.
No the Bloc had hopes and aspirations going into today. Thomas Mulcair probably killed them off.
Anything good come of all this?
Yes likely the Liberal Party as you know it is done, so is the Bloc?
Any last thoughts?
Yes given all the mayhem and delays in the voting today , Rebecca Blaikie handle herself well. She is a good President of the NDP and has a lot to be proud of.