Why does Canada need you anymore?Cutting through the wailing and gnashing of teeth, new Liberal leader Bob Rae is getting back on the horse. He sounds determined to stop navel-gazing and instead work on giving Canadians an answer to the question of why Canada needs the Liberals.
He wants to focus on three issues that are crucial to the future of the nation:
the future of health care; the gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians; and national unity.He's right. If Liberals can focus on these issues -- where historically they have had great strength and credibility -- they will be helping the country again.
Colour me encouraged.