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Tom Mulcair has a budget problem. It’s also a leadership problem.

Next Tuesday, when the Liberal government tables a budget with a multibillion-dollar deficit, the NDP Leader won’t be able to carry a clear, consistent political tune. He’ll have to dance instead.

He’s caught between the election campaign he ran just five months ago, when he insisted on balanced budgets, and the leadership review he faces three weeks from now – when most New Democrats want to toss that “austerity” pledge into the rubbish bin of history.

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