Tom Mulcair, Olivia Chow and the NDP’s huge anti-Semitic problem

This early election call by Conservative Prime Minister Harper caught Liberal Justin Trudeau with his pants down.

But more seriously for NDP Leader Mulcair, this early election call has left Mulcair and his party easily exposed to being attacked by both the federal Liberals and Conservatives as being a federal party sympathetic to anti-Semitism because the party’s key supporters – such unions as the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE-Ontario) – are hateful anti-Semites.