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Trudeau rules out coalition with NDP, doesn’t like Mulcair’s ‘old-style’ politics

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he might be more open to the idea of forming a coalition with the NDP - if Thomas Mulcair was not its leader.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during an event in Mississauga, Ont., on February 15 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he might be more open to the idea of forming a coalition with the NDP – if Thomas Mulcair was not its leader.

Trudeau tells The Canadian Press in an interview he is not comfortable with Mulcair’s style.

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The Liberal leader says Mulcair is a veteran politician who has proven himself but that his “old-style” way of doing politics does not mesh with his.

Trudeau is reiterating six months before the federal election he is ruling out the idea of forming a coalition with the NDP.

Some recent polls have suggested the possibility of a minority government in Ottawa.

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