The final nine, or rather, the nine who fulfilled their entrance fees, will now face off for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Justin Trudeau is the presumptive frontrunner, surfing a wave of media coverage, but the field is now set with fellow MPs Marc Garneau and Joyce Murray, along with Deborah Coyne, Karen McCrimmon, George Takach, Martin Cauchon, Martha Hall Findlay, and David Bertschi.
In an interesting twist, Coyne had a child with Trudeau’s famous father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
The nine candidates are those who fulfilled the third instalment of the $75,000 entrance fee. The candidates now have until April 14, the day of voting, and a maximum allowed budget of $950,000, to make their case to members and supporters of the Liberal Party.