Stephane Dion has been forced out after a poor showing in last week's election. Now the Liberals look to pick the party's 12th leader.
As per usual the field will be wide and full of politicians from Ontario and Quebec. Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae, Gerard Kennedy, and Martha Hall Findlay are all expected to be back from Ontario joined by potentially John Manley or David McGuinty. Quebec candidates could include Justin Trudeau, Denis Coderre, or Martin Cauchon.
From the rest of the country, Frank McKenna's name is floating around as is that of Vancouver MP Ujjal Dosanjh. It is unlikely all of these enter the race, but the field should be large and competitive between Gerry Lenoski's favourite, Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae, and a third candidate. Who that third candidate is will be known in the coming months. Whatever happens, the race should be a nasty one as this is likely the last chance for many of the old guard.
No word yet on which of the many leadership hopefuls that passed through Burnaby will get the Bill Cunningham seal of approval.