The prime-ministers-in-waiting club

Despite theorizing to the contrary, Jim Prentice does not presently sound like someone much interested in making a triumphant return to politics.

“I am closing the door on political life,” he said, stressing his support for Mr. Harper and the party. “I have completed that tour of duty.”

Despite theorizing to the contrary, mind you, we’ve so far not seen the triumphant returns of Frank McKenna, Brian Tobin, John Manley or Bernard Lord.

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