The other big name reported ready to launch (sorry) is former astronaut Marc Garneau, 63. He’s been a Liberal MP in Montreal since 2008 and has an impressive resume that includes the equivalent of 28 days in space.
The spaceman versus the superstar. That could be the epic showdown at the Liberal convention come the spring.
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