Mulcair says progressives should rally to NDP to beat Harper

Federal opposition leader Thomas Mulcair tours the Stampede grounds during the 100th Anniversary of...

Federal opposition leader Thomas Mulcair tours the Stampede grounds during the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, July 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)

David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 1:26 PM ET

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair argued Wednesday that only his party — and not the Liberals or any other — is capable of replacing the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

It's an argument long used by federal Liberals to steal away potential NDP voters, the idea that the so-called "progressive" vote must unite under one Liberal banner in order to defeat Conservative candidates.


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