Iggy-Libs Tell Dion To Give Up His Seat In Quebec
"The controversy is a harbinger for other difficulties in the Quebec wing of the party. Coderre has pressured some long-serving MPs with safe seats to resign, according to a number of Liberal sources. They told CBC News the party wants those seats for star female candidates as part of its renewal process.
The sources said former party leader Stéphane Dion, along with Bernard Patry, Raymonde Folco, and Lise Zarac, have all been asked to step aside." [...]
Several Liberals, who would not speak publicly, told CBC News that Coderre's style and approach to the Quebec election strategy is too divisive. They said the leader should strip Coderre of his responsibilities in Quebec before it threatens party unity. Coderre could not be reached for comment.