Next, though he (Tom Mulcair) held the rank of Opposition leader, and though he had a parliamentary caucus far superior in numbers to the third-place party, he was never seen fully to occupy the role [….]
The ancient cleavage of Canadian politics — Libs and Tories — held.
During his time as the Leader of the Official Opposition, Mulcair demonstrated
(a)ll very credible achievements, but none of it the stuff of excitement and flair. None of it a matter of style.
—Rex Murphy, National Post (2015.10.16)