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Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair speaks with the media in Ottawa on Dec. 18, 2013.
Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair speaks with the media in Ottawa on Dec. 18, 2013.
(ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Don't write off Thomas Mulcair just yet

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Another politician might just have said: “I exist, too.” But not Thomas Mulcair.

An official opposition leader watching the third-party leader get all the headlines might just express sad frustration that no one listens. With Mr. Mulcair, there’s snippiness, derision aimed at his opponents and the news media, some vaunting of his accomplishments and a fair dollop of boastful prediction that his superior substance will eventually shine through.