Skip to main content

Justin Trudeau arrives at the convention hall and is swarmed by media and supporters at the federal Liberal leadership showcase in Toronto on April 6, 2013.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

Eight items to pore over before the Liberals announce their new leader Sunday evening.

  1. Justin Trudeau has an eight-point plan for building the Liberal party to be powerful and in power again.
  2. But first, he must win the leadership election under the complicated new voting system that's easy to understand if you read this.
  3. And once Mr. Trudeau does win, interim leader Bob Rae has some advice for him.
  4. The Liberal Party, famous for factional infighting, appears united, jubilant and renewed and has become Justin Trudeau’s personal political machine, John Ibbitson writes.
  5. Critics dismiss Mr. Trudeau as all hair and rhetoric and no substance, but Jeffrey Simpson counsels against dismissing his flair for the stage.
  6. You can see that flair for yourself in these highlights from Mr. Trudeau's final campaign speech.
  7. Conservative leader Stephen Harper has to let it be known soon whether he will lead the party into another election, Lawrence Martin writes. If he delays that decision until next year, he will leave his successor no time to establish a presence or record before going into the 2015 election campaign.
  8. You would be forgiven for thinking all politicians are the same as genealogy website Ancestry.ca traces the family-tree connections between Mr. Trudeau and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.

Full coverage and analysis of the race on our Liberal leadership page.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies