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For the first time since 1988, the NDP is back to a familiar role in Ottawa: third party in the House of Commons.
Party leader Tom Mulcair has promised a committee will be struck of party stalwarts to assess shortcomings in the 2015 election campaign.
Acceptance is the fifth stage of grief (after denial, anger, bargaining and depression). Many NDP supporters are not there yet.