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Here's the latest example, from the Globe and Mail's Québec bureau:
By the way, Boom Boom, it looks like the NDP candidate in your area is in for some special attention from the central campaign. Mulcair seems very enthused about him.
I don't think it's a coincidence that once the NDP's team of candidates began to take shape, then the NDP's numbers in Quebec started to increase.
This is looking like the best slate of Quebec candidates they've had since 1988. But this time, they already have the break-through in Outremont which gives the NDP a level of credibility even Ed Broadbent couldn't achieve.
So far, they have 30 candidates nominated, 10 of whom were candidates at least once before (some 2 or 3 times). And of the newcomers, such high-profile candidates as Nicole Turmel, Tyrone Benskin, Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, and Jeff Itcush give the NDP a much higher profile.
I can't wait to see who else puts their names forward!
You'll have to wait until tomorrow night, I guess, because they've got 3 more announcements lined up, I hear.
With the Conservatives and Liberals competing with each other over who can bribe Quebec City with the most money, can the NDP gain some ground by juxtapsing themselves against this?
Article in La Presse about the NDP campaign in the outaouais region. The first step is bus shelter ads with Francois Boivin, Nycole Turmel, and Jack Layton featured, which are up now.