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Thomas Mulcair will never have Justin Trudeau’s rock-star appeal, but Mr. Mulcair needs to retake the spotlight, and fast.
Thomas Mulcair will never have Justin Trudeau’s rock-star appeal, but Mr. Mulcair needs to retake the spotlight, and fast.
(Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

NDP resentment over show-stealing Trudeau masks a cry for attention

New Democrats see the Liberals as the political party born with a silver spoon in its mouth. The fact that Justin Trudeau is about to publish an autobiography is just more galling proof.

The mere mention of the book makes many New Democrats’ eyes roll. They snicker that the 42-year-old Mr. Trudeau’s big job was as an amateur sport critic before his 16 months as leader, and now he’s recounting his life’s work in a tome called Common Ground. Worse: They expect it will just garner Justin Trudeau more headlines.