Grits ponder U.S. primary system,
send Bob Rae to test the waters

Canada’s fringe party, the federal Liberals, are having a big policy convention in Ottawa over the next few days and it promises to be a pretty sombre affair (imagine all 3,000 remaining Grits in the entire country faced with paying for their own booze for the first time in a century.)

I am genuinely intrigued by one proposal to have them select their next leader through a U.S.-style primary system. Continue reading