They're both trained lawyers, Tom Mulcair and Elizabeth May. One of them knows right from wrong, the other waits awhile to see which way the wind's blowing.
Elizabeth May only had to read the Harper Cons bill C-51 to realize it was an assault on Canadian democracy. The man who tells us he's fit to be prime minister of Canada wasn't so sure. At first he was sort of for it, then he was sort of hesitant about it. He needed time, a lot of time for someone who claims to be prime ministerial material, but - at long last - Mulcair has formulated a New Democrat position on this widely denounced legislation.
Oh please, Tom, what's it going to be?
UPDATE - this just in.
Well, that's that then. The NDP has given it much careful thought and concluded that it's probably safe enough to stand up against Bill C-51. Why, Tom even called it "dangerous, vague and ineffective." Good for you, Tom. That didn't take long at all. Very prime ministerial, very.