Originally Posted by geotag277
It would probably be better to replace this thread as a more general "who will replace the major party leaders"?
It's a bit strange as it seems to be a common problem with all the parties right now. There are no obvious replacements for leadership, and my gut feeling is that it points to an overall weak landscape of leadership already there. These individuals are the best of the best of their current parties, and there are no clear second choices.
I did ask this in the Politics thread; but as it stands, short of a complete collapse, Harper is the only leader I see being pressured to step aside.
Mulcair would be the second most likely to be replaced; but the NDP would need to have a major collapse at the polls I think. As long as he can maintain over 100 seats, then he'll probably be given the nod to keep leading into the next election. Especially if it's a minority government situation.
Trudeau has a lot invested in him at the moment, and, once again, short of a complete collapse at the polls, he will probably be held in place. Already he'll have greatly increased the Liberal's seat count, and he comes with a ready made campaign slogan for next time thanks to Harper. (Next slogan: "He's ready now." )
So that just leaves the Bloque. After complete destruction in the coming weeks, I suppose they will be looking for a new leader; but would anyone pay them much attention?