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Cauchon set to enter Liberal leadership race, Bertschi registers too

By Tim Naumetz      

Former justice minister Martin Cauchon, at odds with front-runner Justin Trudeau over his abandonment of one of the party’s hallmark accomplishments, the federal long gun registry, was set to begin a mad-dash weekend gathering the 300 nomination signatures he requires to enter the race before midnight Sunday.

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PARLIAMENT HILL—The deadline for candidate registration in the federal Liberal Party leadership approached in dramatic fashion on Friday, as former justice minister Martin Cauchon, at odds with front-runner Justin Trudeau over his abandonment of one of the party’s hallmark accomplishments, the federal long gun registry, was set to begin a mad-dash weekend gathering the 300 nomination signatures he requires to enter the race before midnight Sunday. As well, Ottawa lawyer David Bertschi, who had announced his intent to

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