How does somebody who has been a Dipper for six months get to lead the NDP? Better yet, how does someone who was a separatist supporter just six months ago rise to NDP leadership?
Is the NDP so bereft of leadership talent that it has to appoint someone who, as recently as six months ago, was anti-federalist? According to Wiki, during her tenure as leader of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Nycole Turmel, encouraged Quebec members to vote for the Bloc.
It sounds as though Turmel saw the writing on the wall for the Bloc and figured her best shot for getting a seat in Parliament was to jump to the NDP. And now, she's leader - acting Leader of the loyal(?) Opposition. Yippee!