Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has formally announced former astronaut Marc Garneau's appointment as the party's candidate in the Montreal riding of Westmount-Ville-Marie.
"We have as a Liberal candidate a great Canadian hero," Dion said Friday at a news conference in Montreal. "(Garneau) is a hero of our history, he will be an architect of his future."
Garneau, the first Canadian in space and a former head of the Canadian Space Agency, pledged all of his energy to fight for the riding and "Liberal values."
Only two weeks ago, Garneau had announced he was quitting politics, saying he didn't seem to be part of Dion's vision.
Apparently Garneau's problem with Dion was never personal - it was just that he didn't want to have to fight to win a nomination for a major federal party like everyone else. He deserves to be appointed as a candidate apparently.