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Liberal MP Irwin Cotler stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
Liberal MP Irwin Cotler stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
(Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Liberals resist call for speedy nomination in storied riding

The Liberal nomination race in Mount Royal is already heated, but there could be further intrigue in coming months as the party decides whether to encourage a potential star to enter the fray, sources said.

Two candidates are already in the running to fill the seat that is being vacated by the retiring MP Irwin Cotler: Côte St-Luc mayor Anthony Housefather and consultant Jonathan Goldbloom.