According to The Tyee
, Liberal insiders are actively courting the current head of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Louise Arbour to jump into the leadership hunt. I can't see why she would be interested, but getting her into the leadership hunt would be a coup for the Liberals. Her reputation is spotless, she is internationally respected everywhere outside of Washington
, and she carries the intellectual cache of Michael Ignatief without the highbrow stigma of never having put in an honest day's work. Oh yeah, and she hasn't pissed off any Ukrainians that I know of.
She'd give this up for the rough and tumble of Ottawa?
Now that Stephen Harper has changed the Supreme Court selection process from a PMO-appointment to a PMO-appointment, who better to start naming Supreme Court justices than a past one herself?