01/12/2012 06:26 EST | Updated 03/13/2012 05:12 EDT

Liberal Convention Diary: Day One


Goodness, what Liberals will do for the cause :-).

I've just arrived in Ottawa after what became an almost 6-hour drive from Toronto, through -- yes -- rain, sleet AND snow. But it's worth it -- I am very much looking forward to this Liberal Biennial Convention. There are more delegates coming here than to the past NDP and Conservative conventions combined -- right away, that's a great sign.

And this is a quick installment, because already there are people to see, things to discuss, and probably a little fun to be had. This evening is the big tribute dinner to honour Allan J. MacEachen. It's a sold out event, with at least two former prime ministers attending.

Tomorrow morning I will be speaking to the young Liberal biennial meeting. We'll let you know all about it tomorrow.

Stay tuned...