Farewell to all that: At the Dion tribute

Last night’s farewell tribute to departing Liberal leader Stephane Dion, who led the party to one of its worst-ever electoral showings last October, was an awkward affair, that served to remind Liberals why, in the words of one, “we paid to get rid of him.” (Some 500-odd Liberals attended a recent reception to help Dion pay down the $150,000 debt left over from the 2006 leadership contest.)