One year exactly since that explosive event, Stronach was named today as head of the Liberal women's caucus. The former CEO of the Magna auto-parts empire has reportedly jumped enthusiastically into opposition duties -- lots of networking -- and hosted a small party for Liberal women MPs at her chi-chi Ottawa condo on Tuesday night. Two of the leadership contenders were there, Carolyn Bennett and Hedy Fry, as well as stalwarts such as Karen Redman, Anita Neville, Marlene Jennings and Diane Marleau.
The guests were said to be impressed with the food (sushi and veal) and the minimalist but tasteful decoration at the Sussex and Rideau condo. They sealed the warm feeling with a hands-down vote in favour of Stronach as women's caucus chair today.