NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he believes a 70 per cent result at his leadership review this week would give him the moral authority to stay on.
Mulcair tells The Canadian Press he is aware he needs a good score and that the 70 per cent mentioned by party president Rebecca Blaikie is the number he’s been hearing across the country.
Mulcair also believes he has the support of major labour federations, even though Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff says the party needs a new leader.
Yussuff tells The Canadian Press in an interview the NDP’s performance in last year’s election was a devastating loss and that his desire for a new leader is not personal.
The leadership review vote will be held in Edmonton on Sunday.
Mulcair says he will continue to work as hard as possible until then to get as much as support as possible.
(The Canadian Press)