He’s pushed Justin Trudeau to start talking about policy over platitudes. He’s challenged the perceived front-runner to define his “bold” plan and “clear vision”. Canada’s first person in space has distinguished himself from Trudeau.
Basically, Garneau is challenging Liberals and Canadians to chose ideas over a name. Brilliant!
In a statement posted on campaign website, Garneau says leadership means taking a stand:
I believe this leadership race is the time for the party to vigorously debate the issues of importance to Liberals, to Canadians; to define where we stand as a party; and to select the person who can best lead us.
Justin believes telling Canadians we need a ‘bold’ plan and a ‘clear vision’ without defining either is good enough. He speaks in vague generalities, and on his two key priorities – the middle-class and youth – he has presented no direction.
Justin says he will do that after the Liberal leadership race is over – sometime before the next election in 2015.
As Liberals, we cannot wait that long to find out what we signed up for.
That is like asking Canadians to buy a new car without first test-driving it.
We must know what we are voting for, not just who we are voting for. MORE
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