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BC MP Joyce Murray joins Grit leadership race

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JESSICA MURPHY | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA - New Liberal leadership candidate Joyce Murray launched her bid Monday by promoting legalized pot, a price on carbon and affirmative action in cabinet.

The B.C. MP, underscoring her Western roots and her political experience, also called for a deeper collaboration between the Grits, NDP and Green parties across the country, but no merger.

Murray took a light sideswipe at rival candidate Justin Trudeau's anti-Alberta comments made in a 2010 interview.

While Murray noted he'd apologized and "that should be the end of it," she added there's an old view in the party that Liberal leaders should alternate coming from Ontario or Quebec.

"That hurts the party and that offends 20 million Canadians from elsewhere," she said.

As of Monday, only two candidates have officially registered to run - frontrunner Trudeau and lawyer Deborah Coyne. Six other candidates have said they will be running.

Montreal MP Marc Garneau is expected to announce his bid Wednesday.

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