As one veteran journalist put it, such a policy might be "the big idea" the Liberals need to distinguish themselves from the other federal parties — especially the increasingly royalist stance of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives. And there's no question it would bring the party the attention it craves as it attempts to become a contender for government once again.
Peter Black is a radio broadcaster and writer based in Quebec City. He has worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in Montreal as a newspaper reporter and editor, and as a translator and freelance writer. He can be reached at email@example.com.