MULCAIR CALLS FOR CANADA TO CHAM­PION DEMOC­RACY

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Tom Mulcair was praised by friends and po­lit­i­cal foes alike Thursday as he pre­pared to re­tire from Par­lia­ment with a call for Canada to be a cham­pion of democ­racy in the world. More than a decade af­ter his sur­prise elec­tion in a Mon­treal rid­ing, which paved the way for the or­ange wave that swept through Que­bec in 2011, the for­mer NDP leader de­liv­ered his fi­nal ad­dress be­fore leav­ing fed­eral pol­i­tics

this sum­mer. “We have a lot more in com­mon than any­thing that di­vides,” Mulcair, pic­tured, told the Com­mons. “While we can and should cel­e­brate and cher­ish our democ­racy, our lib­er­ties, our rights and our in­sti­tu­tions, we’re all keenly aware that no one can take any­thing for granted in to­day’s world. Democ­racy needs cham­pi­ons and Canada should be one of those cham­pi­ons.”

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