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Mulcair mania

In the wake of Thomas Mulcair’s victory,
here is his first interview as leader of the NDP with Peter Mansbridge and some commentary from the other parties' observers at the convention, like Scott
Brison and James Moore. And since it’s all anyone can talk about, here are some
thoughts from Paul WellsChantal HébertJohn Ivison (twice!), Tim HarperJohn
Ibbitson
Andrew CoyneStephen Maher and former MP Glen Pearson.

Here is a look at the rather low voter
turnout
 from the membership and the problems with the online voting problems
as their servers came under attack from a distributed denial-of-service attack
(and was not hacked or infiltrated as was intimated several times throughout
Saturday). Mark Blevis explains what that means here. This is likely a major
spike in the hearts of those hoping for internet voting.

Here’s a look at the history of bearded
political leaders
 in this country.

Here are the congratulations from the Liberals and the first warnings of doom from the Conservatives.

Susan Delacourt muses about what Mulcair’s
win means for “post-partisan” politics.

On another note, here’s what’s at stake for
the Assembly of First Nations in the upcoming budget.

And Stéphane Dion tells the Chronicle-Herald about the recipe for
grievance gridlock” that the Senate “reform” bill promises.

Please note: changes at Xtra mean I will
only be posting the daily political roundups here. For QP recaps and other
blogging goodness, check out my other blog, Routine Proceedings.

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