Mulcair promises McQuaig spot on front bench
OTTAWA — NDP leader Tom Mulcair isn’t concerned about the fact his candidate in Toronto Centre has called for higher taxes on the super-rich as a means to deal with income inequality. In fact, he is promising her a spot on the front bench if she wins the byelection.
Linda McQuaig will be facing off against Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland. Both are former journalists and authors, both focused on income inequality. Their suggested solutions, however, couldn’t be more different.
McQuaig has called for higher taxes on the rich, an idea Mulcair hasn’t advocated.
Still, he’s pleased with the party’s decision to run her in the byelection.
“She’s brilliant, she’s articulate, she’s fun to be with and she’s bringing vitality and enthusiasm and great ideas to the campaign, “he said. “I’ll tell Linda McQuaig that she’s the most welcome new member of Parliament when she wins in Toronto Centre, and she’ll be right there in the front row with me.”
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