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NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks with the media following caucus Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Ottawa.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair speaks with the media following caucus Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Ottawa.
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

NDP office controversy reveals the prickly, condescending Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair’s defence was already doing him more harm than good by the time he suggested a reporter could use a dictionary.

It wasn’t that the NDP Leader was losing an argument, it’s that he was argumentative. In an itchy, angry way. His press scrum on Tuesday, responding to allegations his party misused parliamentary funds, turned into 30 minutes of condescending vinegar. Mr. Prickly Makes His Case.