“It was a no-brainer. The four leading candidates were an American, an NDPer, a college dropout, and the Man Who Saved Canada.”
– Mark Marissen, interview with author, 2018
Dion campaign manager Mark Marissen’s description of the choice faced by Liberals in the 2006 leadership race may well have been the most blunt, but his opinion was shared by almost all of Stéphane Dion’s key supporters.
Excerpt from Road to Redemption: The Liberal Party of Canada, 2006–2019
By Brooke Jeffrey