I'm from Vancouver Island, about as far removed from Outremont as you can get and still be in Canada. I was a supporter of Stephane Dion when he contested the Liberal leadership. My support didn't last long as I saw his ineffectual leadership come to plague the party.
I'm not going to comment about what went wrong in Quebec. You Easterners have the right to call that one. What I will say is that Stephane, intelligent and well-intentioned as he is, has been a total dud out here. He isn't gaining traction, he isn't even scratching the surface. He's a dead loss.
My loyalty is to the Liberal Party and what that means as I see it, not to its leader or those who elected him. I want my party to be relevant where I choose to live. It's not.
I guess Dion has earned the right to drag the party down in the next general election but I sure hope his successor will be everything he's shown himself not to be and the sort of person who this region of mine is waiting for.