Karen McCrimmon launched her campaign to become the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at The Holiday Inn in Kanata on November 14.
Karen is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Forces. She has the distinction of being the first woman ever to command a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron. As Commanding Officer of 429 Squadron, which flew tactical transport C130 Hercules based in Trenton, Karen and her crews carried out many humanitarian and military operations around the globe.
Karen McCrimmon The Official Launch 2012 from Karen McCrimmon on Vimeo.
Excerpts of the Speech Delivered by Karen McCrimmon
Declaring Candidacy for Liberal Leadership of Canada
Where Karen Stands
Canada drifting off course
Canada is a big hearted, open minded, generous and courageous nation that had always held itself to the highest standard of leadership and global teamwork. I have always felt intense pride that my country was the one nation which exemplified how to live with inclusion, dignity, community and integrity…but that precious legacy seems slowly to be eroding.
As a former military navigator and as a pilot, keeping the aircraft on course is at the top of the list. That same sense of responsibility and duty to right the wrong, keep things on track and yes, make the course correction, compels me do something about Canada drifting off course. Continue reading