Hello everyone, I'm new here (although I've been lurking for a bit) and I thought I'd break the ice by starting a discussion that I haven't seen much (if at all) around here.
Trudeau and Mulcair dislike each other. Not to be confused with "they don't like each other." They actively dislike each other. It's not difficult to see, especially in the recent debates. And I don't think it's just partisanship either - I don't remember Layton and Dion being anything like this, for example (I would compare Layton and Ignatieff, but honestly, I don't remember anything about Ignatieff).
Trudeau has suggested (this was months back) that he might be open to a coalition, but not with Mulcair as the leader of the NDP. Mulcair is openly dismissive/disrespectful of Trudeau and honestly has made some unwise jabs due to (my best guess here only) this dislike.
What gives? The mutual dislike is genuine, and it's personal, not business. I started noticing this a month or so back, but then I remembered Trudeau's comment about no coalition with Mulcair so I know it's been going on longer than that. How long has it been going on?