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LIBERAL PARTY NEEDS RENEWAL

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When Stéphane Dion was elected Liberal Party leader in early December, he was presented as a "new face." But this was spin trumping reality. Remember that Dion was Minister of the Environment in the Martin cabinet from July 2004 until February 2006. He was also Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council for over five years.

     In a display of "party unity," Dion recently reached out to his opponents in the leadership contest. Michael Ignatieff has been appointed deputy leader, and Bob Rae will work on the party’s policy platform. Also: Gerard Kennedy will prepare the Liberals for the next election, while Martha Hall Findlay will "consult" with the grassroots.

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