In Toronto at the 2015 Pride Parade, Tom Mulcair laid it on the line: “We have four more months of really hard work ahead of us, but watch us go. They said in 2011 we’d never break through in Quebec. They said this year that we’d never form a government in Alberta.”
“On October 19th we plan to form a government in Ottawa.”
Mulcair wore a rainbow-coloured, tie-died T-shirt. Nearby, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau also worked the crowd. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was nowhere to be seen.
The federal NDP leader tossed beach balls out and posed for selfies with parade participants to cheers and applause.
It was a classic Mulcair moment, one of many small public appearances that have boosted support for the NDP leader and led to the larger “Mulcair Moment” (coined by pollster Angus Reid in mid-June when Mulcair trounced his federal opponents in the polls).
This is a really good read if you want to learn more about Tom Mulcair, NDP leader; its a biography piece of sorts and is quite interesting.