by Tyler Difley

National Post | Full Comment

Andrew Coyne has written an (as usual) insightful piece on the candidates for the federal Liberal party, noting that the general level of education and accomplishment is high.

Though several of the nine are relatively unknown to most Canadians, they are not lacking credentials, he points out.

George Takach is a prominent Bay Street lawyer and professor with three degrees and four books under his belt. Karen McCrimmon was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Forces and the first woman to lead an RCAF squadron. David Bertschi was a Crown prosecutor and founding partner in his Ottawa law practice. Deborah Coyne (yes, my cousin) holds degrees from York and Oxford, taught constitutional law and was a central figure in the battles over the Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords.

Among the better-known candidates, Martha Hall Findlay has a solid legal and entrepreneurial background, Joyce Murray runs a company with 500 employees…

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