With Mulcair out, New Democrats grapple with a divided party
Don't let this very divided vote divide us, let's all work together now to choose the best person to take our project forward.- NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in Edmonton after losing leadership vote
After an NDP party convention characterized by robust debate — and division — over its future direction, a stunning 52 per cent of delegates cast their ballots for a leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair.
It's the first time a federal leader has been rejected by a majority of delegates at a party's annual convention.
Mulcair plans to stay on until his successor is chosen. And now, the New Democrats' soul-searching has begun.
The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti spoke with Peggy Nash, a former NDP MP and former party president, who was in Edmonton for the convention to talk about what's next next for the NDP party.
This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino.