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Garneau gets in

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The Liberal MP and former astronaut joins the Liberal leadership race.

To that end, our number one priority must be the economy. Because how we propose to deal with the economy will be crucial, not only to our fortunes, but our country’s. If the Liberal Party is to again become the choice for Canadians, it will be because we are acting on their single most important issue of concern: the economy.

Canada is too diverse, too dynamic, too smart to simply be the sum of our natural resources. As leader, I will place a relentless focus on the development of a balanced, creative, knowledge-based economy. We must drive investment into start-ups; create real job opportunities for our youth; and streamline our tax system by cutting taxes for everyone instead of just the favored few. We must restore Canada to a competitive, respected position globally.