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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:14 PM
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Dion steps down
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 12:39 PM by Oregone
Beleaguered Liberal tenders resignation, effective as soon as 'successor is duly chosen'; LeBlanc poised to pull out of leadership race and back Ignatieff

Stphane Dion announced his departure as Liberal Leader today, paving the way for Michael Ignatieff to take over as interim chief on Wednesday.

"As the Governor General has granted a prorogation, it is a logical time for us Liberals to assess how we can best prepare our party to carry this fight forward," Mr. Dion says in his resignation letter.

"There is a sense in the party, and certainly in the caucus, that given these new circumstances the new leader needs to be in place before the House resumes. I agree. I recommend this course to my party and caucus. As always, I want to do what is best for my country and my party, especially when Canadians' jobs and pensions are at risk.

more...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.2008...


Things certainly have been moving quickly. I wonder how this will play out in terms of the coalition movement and public perception.
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:48 PM
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1. Here's the text.
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Caradoc Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:34 PM
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2. Coalition nuclear option...
The coalition is still in existence and will be used as the final option if Harper doesn't come up with some serious economic stimulus. This could work out well yet.
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:58 PM
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3. Is Harper ever serious?
I mean about governing, not just attacking people at random.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:44 AM
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5. Harper's idea of governing
Is to be the opposition to the opposition.
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:00 PM
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6. A very good way
to put it!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:30 PM
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7. I heard tonight that Harper is 'unrepentant' about cutting Party funding
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:30 PM by Canuckistanian
Or even about eliminating the right to strike by federal employees.

Why isn't our Harper learning?
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HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:28 PM
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8. Our Harper never learns.
I don't think he's capable of it.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:24 PM
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4. If Ignatieff succeeds at becoming the Liberal Party leader...
He will lead the coalition and could/will become Canada's next PM.

I like the guy! I think he will do fine.

Go get Harper, Michael!
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