Mulcair says he's the only eligible federal leader to vote in Quebec election

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he's the only federal leader eligible to cast a ballot in tomorrow's Quebec election.

Mulcair says Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau cannot vote because he no longer lives in Quebec, despite representing a Montreal riding.

The NDP leader says he voted in an advance poll for Geoffrey Kelley of the province's Liberal party, who Mulcair says is a long-time friend who he considers a social democrat with deep NDP roots.

Mulcair says his primary home is in Quebec and not at Stornoway, the official residence of the leader of the Opposition in Ottawa's tony Rockcliffe neighbourhood.

The New Democrat leader also cautioned against writing off the sovereignty movement in Quebec.

Mulcair says past politicians and pundits have made that mistake before only to see those predictions come back to haunt them.

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  1. Nicholas Roach posted on 04/07/2014 01:59 PM
    That just proves that when the NDP didn't all get back together after the leadership race. Or else Mr. Mulcair would be supporting Alex Tyrrell who was the NDP riding president in Mr. Mulcair's home town. The fact that Alex was an organizer and campaign manager for Nathan Cullen says a lot too. Alex is now leader of the Green party of Quebec which is eco-socialist and has adopted all NDP identity and has no ties to the Federal Green party whatsoever. Tom Mulcair is saying that he supports Liberal friends over NDP enemies. Beautiful for unity in the NDP eh!
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