"The NDP is resolutely in favour of development, as long as it's sustainable development," Mulcair told an audience of 200 that was heavily stocked with New Democrats.
"The NDP is resolutely in favour of trade, as long as it's fair trade. And the NDP is going to do everything it can to create a Canada that is more prosperous, as long as it's more prosperous for everyone."
He also pointed out that when the NDP is in power provincially they run a tight ship economically. "There might have been one exception, the Bob Rae government in Ontario."