Nycole Turmel conferring with her Press Secretary, Karl Bélanger
Karl Nerenberg | Nycole Turmel ends her tenure as the NDP's Interim Leader satisfied that she succeeded in building a strong Official Opposition Caucus.
Lise St. Denis
David J. Climenhaga | Now would be a good time for the NDP to loosen the reins a little on its Quebec caucus and let those members learn to be good MPs in public, early in the game.
Sean Mullen | When Jack Layton had to step back as NDP party leader due to cancer, he designated Nycole Turmel as interim replacement leader. She immediately faced attacks from English-language media in Canada.
Federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel
David J. Climenhaga | A better outcome for the future of the country is that the prime minister just grow up and shut up about this particular issue, lest he be revealed as an unprincipled hypocrite.
Perfesser Dave
David J. Climenhaga | What I was driving at is the fact that Prime Minister Harper used to be a western sovereignist, and the Conservative party's always been lousy with all manner of separatists.
Gerry Caplan | It never stops and never will. The moment the NDP seems even close to power, the knives come out. Here's what the party faced in these past three months.
Jack Layton, Nycole Turmel, and Olivia Chow during the federal election campaign in April 2011. Photo: Nycole Turmel/flickr
Pam Frache | The current frenzy against Turmel reveals a corporate elite in Canada desperate to undermine support for the NDP by portraying her as a traitor who is unfit to lead a national federalist party.
James Laxer | The Conservatives pride themselves on their ability to throw Opposition leaders under the bus. And they're at it now with NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel.
Duncan Cameron | The Conservative lines of attack against the NDP includes undermining the acting leader and hiding their own plans from the Canadian public. In this, the Tories have help from their media supporters.
Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau
David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the one-note song the media has been singing. With many strong leaders in the NDP's Quebec caucus, it's a safe bet that over the next four years, it will prove to be very effective.