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Liberals must find their centre

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Re: Garneau did math, says he can't win (March 14). Marc Garneau has thrown in the towel. The Liberal leadership convention has turned out to be a long-winded coronation. And on the surface it appears a real astronaut got beat by a space cadet. But appearances can be deceiving.

In truth, Garneau never had a chance, and neither do any of the other Liberal hopefuls running for the top job.

For the past decade, the Liberal party has lost its centre. Its once fiscal sanity, righteous stand on liberty, free speech and free expression and its sense of fair play have been replaced by ridiculous political posturing and promises that would bankrupt the richest of nations.

As well, there were petty complaints handled by the obscene human rights commissions and frivolous acts of partisan brinkmanship.

This is no longer the party of King and St. Laurent. It's not even the party of Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau. This new liberalism grew out of the last years of Jean Chrétien's stagnant reign before eventually imploding.

The Liberal party needs to find its intellectual and spiritual centre again. There may even be members of the party who can ignite that spark, who can find that centre. But, does anyone really believe that person is Justin Trudeau?

DON HERMISTON

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 16, 2013 A15

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