On Wednesdays, CBCNews.ca's Politics blogger convenes a "people's caucus" to discuss and debate the week's top stories.
- It's been simmering ever since Michael Ignatieff was defeated in the 2011 election. But today, federal Liberals officially kick off their leadership race, with former MP and newly-debt-free leadership candidate Martha Hall Findlay bringing the field up to five declared candidates (with more expected.)
- Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue tells his constituents he'll explain his campaign spending – and then doesn't, at least not yet.
- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's fall economic update yesterday told Canadians it's going to take an extra year to balance the books, thanks to the world's economic difficulties.
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