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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair walks past the entrance to the Senate after speaking with the media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 22, 2013.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair walks past the entrance to the Senate after speaking with the media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 22, 2013.
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

John Ibbitson

How Mulcair could help Harper turn the Senate crisis into an opportunity

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Thomas Mulcair is using the Senate expenses scandal as an opportunity to launch the latest NDP campaign to abolish the Senate. The effort might eventually offer Stephen Harper a chance to turn a crisis into an opportunity.