Liberal president steps down
During 2006, I believe I saw Senator Marie Poulin every time I passed through an airport. She was campaigning hard to be president of the Liberal party, visiting every nook and corner of Canada.
Yesterday, she announced she was stepping down because she had suffered a small stroke. Though expected to make a full recovery, Poulin said in a press release that the Liberal party needed someone who could do the job on a full-time basis in advance of a potential election.
The word is that an interim, acting president will be chosen in the meantime. No word yet on who's the lucky designate. If there is no election this year (or even perhaps if there is), the Liberals are due to hold a policy convention in Vancouver in December, where a new president will be elected.