Graham Thomson: After a warm embrace, NDP delegates stab Rachel Notley in the back
On Sunday, they stabbed her in the back.
Delegates to the federal NDP convention in Edmonton are a fickle lot.
They resoundingly rejected Thomas Mulcair, choosing instead to launch a leadership race to find his successor. And after listening to Notley give an impassioned speech about the need to help Alberta build more oil pipelines, delegates did the opposite.
They supported a motion involving the “Leap Manifesto,” a radical document from activists within the party calling on Canada to, among other things, wean itself off fossil fuels within a generation. The manifesto is not pipeline friendly, to put it mildly.