If there is one thing you can say about the Liberal Party of Canada’s leadership campaign, it's that it has been an inclusive affair. When more people cast votes on who should become the leader of a third-ranked political party than live in some provinces, you’ve got to tip your cap.
In choosing the replacement for interim leader Bob Rae, the party chose to take a different tact than your average party election. Instead of allowing a select group of delegates throw support behind various candidates, the Liberal Party gave everyone a chance to speak.
Everyone. That is party members and those who consider themselves party supporters. There were 127,264 such people registered to vote on whether it would be Justin Trudeau or one of his opponents who would take the helm.
A week of voting closed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, just hours before the new leader would be announced. According to the official tally for votes was 103,741. That is a lot of cooks stirring the stew.
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