Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Marc Garneau Quits and Backs Justin Trudeau

Marc Garneau confirmed he's dropping out of the federal Liberal leadership race at a press conference in Ottawa.
Garneau said he spoke with Bob Rae and Justin Trudeau Tuesday night and informed them of his decision.

Garneau said Trudeau is the clear winner of the race based on his analysis of the numbers. While he felt he would come in second place, Garneau said he was in it to win and that wasn't about to happen.

"I entered this race believing I had a chance to win," he said. "Justin is about to win a decisive victory."
Garneau said in French that Trudeau has proven he can rally people and bring them to the party, so he chose to "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar."

Garneau added, "I will be a loyal Liberal and I will work for the party and the new leader in whatever capacity they choose."

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