The feisty and often contentious NDP leadership race is over and Canada has a new leader of the Official Opposition. Thomas Mulcair, elected on the fourth ballot, is the man the NDP membership voted to lead the party into the future and, hopefully, into forming the next federal government.

Babble,’s energetic discussion forum, accumulated some 147 leadership threads, containing passionate discussions, rants, cheers and screams for each contributor’s favoured candidate. It got messy, heated, and was highly informative and not a little amusing.

The end of the NDP convention has now spawned a whole spate of post-convention threads, where lively discussion continues. Here are some readers may find interesting:

Tom Mulcair is Canada’s next Prime Minister

Comedy and the NDP leadership race

not unrelated to the Comedy thread, Who will be the NEXT leader of the NDP#1

Communications suggestions for the NDP and its new leader

So what’s Niki Ashton’s future look like now?

Let’s pay off the leadership campaign debts!

and last but not least, The last and definitive NDP leadership thread (#147?)

So curl up in your cosiest computer chair with your favourite beverage, learn a bit, laugh a bit, and have a good read!