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Kudos for Tom Mulcair’s performance

While other party leaders have been missing in action, Tom Mulcair has been showing up to work on behalf of Canadians, holding Stephen Harper accountable and putting forward practical solutions to help families make ends meet.

 Tom Mulcair's performance was the highlight of the past session – and that's the kind of experience and leadership Canadians want. But don’t take our word for it:

« Au cours de l'automne, on a vu Thomas Mulcair avoir raison de Stephen Harper presque quotidiennement à la période des questions. Rarement un chef de l'opposition officielle aura-t-il aussi efficacement malmené un premier ministre aux Communes. » - Chantal Hébert, L’Actualité, Édition janvier 2014 

 I think that Tom Mulcair is the best Opposition leader since I was around, and he’s been very effective in the House.
– Joe Clark, Global, November 10, 2013

 « À n’en pas douter, le maître du jeu, celui qui torpille inlassablement le gouvernement Harper en Chambre, c’est Thomas Mulcair… très très loin devant Justin Trudeau. » – Yves Malo, Radio-Canada, 31 octobre 2013

 I would say today that the person in control was the Leader of the Opposition and not the Prime Minister, and that's very rare in the history of Stephen Harper.
– Chantal Hébert, CBC At Issue, October 24th, 2013 

 « Constat incontournable. Thomas Mulcair: expérience & efficacité redoutables. Justin Trudeau: expérience & efficacité manquantes.” – Josée Legault, Twitter, 29 octobre 2013

 And I have to say, over the last few weeks this is one of the great parliamentary performances I think I have seen in decades from Tom Mulcair. This is the way question period is supposed to work. He is doing a service by continuing to ask these questions to the Prime Minister.
Andrew Coyne, CBC At Issue, November 7, 2013

 It's been pure gold for the official leader of the opposition. Mulcair has found a new direct, relaxed and sometimes even mocking way of handling question period, laughing back at a prime minister who never laughs at all. That is very appealing to the public and very impressive in the house…it's a trapdoor for the Tories and a springboard for Mr. Mulcair.
– Rex Murphy, CBC The National, November 1, 2013.

 « Moi qui est un maniaque de la période de questions, je peux te dire que Thomas Mulcair livre toute une performance de chef de l’Opposition, et que Justin Trudeau est en culottes courtes. C’est le jour et la nuit. » - Jean Lapierre, Puisqu’il faut se lever, 98,5 FM, 30 octobre 2013

 Tom Mulcair was not just as good as he’s been, he was better than he’s ever been, and better than we’ve seen in a long time in the House. So, as the days unfold going forward, we're going to be seeing a very interesting and high-level, high-quality debate in the House of Commons, I think. 
– Bruce Anderson, At Issue, October 24th, 2013

 « C’est le chef du NPD qui remporte la grande palme. Avec 60 % de « bonne opinion » et seulement 10 % de « mauvaise opinion » au Québec, Thomas Mulcair établit en effet de nouveaux records pour ce palmarès bisannuel. »‎ – Guillaume Bourgault-Côté, Le Devoir, 7 décembre 2013

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