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Tom Mulcair was in fighting form this week. Doing what comes naturally, the NDP Leader flayed the Liberal government with his finest prosecutorial style, the one he had used as leader of the opposition so effectively against the Harper Conservatives.

Behind and around him, New Democrat MPs leaped to their feet and clapped, for Question Period is at heart a show. This was the Tom Mulcair they had thought would lead them to power. When the election dashed that hope, a bunch of the MPs and half the party kicked him like a wounded dog.

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