Do You Believe In Magic?
McUpdate: There's some talk in the comments section about the Nova Scotia Tories going for a "next generation" leader. If you think about it, since the Liberals crowned a senior citizen in 2003, the trend across Canadian politics seems to be towards youth:
BC NDP (November 2003): Elect 45 year old Carole James.
Federal Tories (March 2004): Vote in 44 year old Stephen Harper as their leader.
Ontario Tories (September 2004): Vote in 50 year old John Tory.
Nova Scotia Liberals (October 2004): 44 year old Francis MacKenzie becomes leader.
Quebec Pequistes (November 2005): Line up behind 39 year old Andre Boisclair.
Nova Scotia Conservatives (February 2006): Vote in 34 year old Rodney MacDonald.
I might be missing a few leadership runs in there, but the trend does seem to be to go for younger leaders. If Liberals begin to start itching for youth, it certainly won't work in Michael Ignatieff or Ken Dryden's advantage.