Sunday, December 7, 2008

This should do it... Ignatieff New Liberal Leader...

You heard it here first... if LeBlanc pulls out and moves to Ignatieff then you can put your money on Dion being gone by the end of the week... most people thought LeBlanc would be the King Maker and this will prove them right... this will put a lot of pressure on Rae to pull out of the race as he doesn't have a chance as his NDP record in Ontario continues to follow him... I'd put my money on Ignatieff being the Liberal leader by Christmas.... probably not the gift Harper was looking for....
LeBlanc to drop out of Liberal leadership race, support Ignatieff
Sunday, December 7, 2008
CBC News
New Brunswick MP Dominic LeBlanc is expected to announce Monday that he will drop out of the Liberal leadership race to replace St├ęphane Dion, leaving only two contenders, CBC News has learned.
LeBlanc is expected to throw his support behind front-runner Michael Ignatieff, the CBC's Susan Bonner reported, citing sources.
LeBlanc, Ignatieff and Bob Rae are in a race to replace Dion, who announced he would be stepping down as leader after the party's poor showing in the Oct. 14 election.
In one of the worst results in terms of popular vote for the party in more than 100 years, the Liberals took 77 seats. Going into the election, the party had held 95.
The leadership convention is scheduled be held in Vancouver from April 30 to May 3. But Ignatieff and Rae have been saying recently that the Liberal party needs to find a new, permanent leader before Parliament resumes on Jan. 26.

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