One reason the Liberal Party is languishing in trail to the Tories is its ongoing policy vacuum. Without solid policy the party really has nothing to say to the Canadian public and I think that's reflected in the dismal polling results.
A couple of months back Mr. Ignatieff convened a "thinkers' conference" that was heavily weighted with academics, corporate executives and management consultants but that doesn't seem to have generated any great policy initiatives.
Maybe what the LPC needs is a bottom-up approach on party policy. Here's your chance. Give one idea above all others you think needs to be incorporated into Liberal Party policy. One policy that would be attractive enough for you to definitely vote Liberal.
Here's mine. I want the Libs to rip the lid off climate change and the impacts it is going to bring to the Canadian people, on a region by region basis. I want the government to focus on getting specific information out to Canadians to make them aware that climate change is real, that certain impacts are coming no matter what we do, and that we need to use that information to plan and implement remediation and adaptation measures tailored to each of our specific regions. We have that information. The scientists at Environment Canada can get it out to the public once Harper's gag is torn from their mouths.
So that's my one policy proposal. What's yours?