Comment 114309

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted October 20, 2015 at 10:18:37

"The NDP's base of popular support was in Quebec, which the party swept in the 2011 election to become the Official Opposition. This time around, the Conservatives exploited a divisive wedge issue by promising to appeal a Federal Court decision allowing a woman to wear a niqab during her citizenship ceremony and proposing a ban on federal employees wearing the face covering. This position is popular in Quebec, which has a provincial policy banning women from wearing a niqab while dealing with the government, and Mulcair's principled stance in opposition to the ban cost him some support there."

More than some. 43 seats, or more than half of all NDP-held ridings. There's the feedback loop.

" was thanks to the Quebec vote that Trudeau will be able to form a majority government..."

Now for the prose.

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