Garth Turner's defeat to Conservative Lisa Raitt is a huge loss to the Liberal caucus as far as I'm concerned. He wasn't afraid to ask himself what a maverick would do and then do that (yes, I'm channelling Tina Fey).
I'll say it again - the House of Commons would be better with a few more Garth Turners and a few less of the "principled alternatives" ...
Speaking of principled alternatives, we say goodbye to Rahim Jaffer - yes, he was only the messenger.
I was going to say we also say goodbye to Michael Fortier, but since he never sat in the House, we never technically said 'hello'.