Goodbye Dion, Hello Iggy
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Goodbye Dion, Hello Iggy

The Canadian Press is reporting that Stéphane Dion will announce his resignation as Liberal leader today, clearing the way for Etobicoke—Lakeshore member of Parliament Michael Ignatieff to be installed as the party’s new chief in a caucus vote on Wednesday. Fellow Toronto MP and leadership contender Bob Rae isn’t going down without a fight, though: in an email to supporters yesterday, the former NDP premier of Ontario called on Liberals to demand that grassroots members have a say in the selection of their new leader. As for the Liberal-NDP coalition, the future of the nascent partnership is murky: Ignatieff has been decidedly cool to the idea, and there are rumblings of dissent in the Liberal ranks. Click here to discuss the tumultuous soap opera that is the Canadian political scene.


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