Wednesday, December 10, 2008

And it's Ignatieff...

By Michael J.W. Stickings

As expected, Canada's Liberal Party selected a new leader today, and, just as expected, that new leader is:

Michael Ignatieff.

Actually, he's just the interim leader -- a leadership convention is scheduled for May -- but, with his main rival, Bob Rae, having pulled out of the race yesterday, there's nothing really "interim" about it. It is Ignatieff who will lead the Liberals through these politically turbulent times, with Parliament set to resume sitting at the end of next month and the Conservatives' budget set to be introduced shortly thereafter. The convention will be a formality.

For my thoughts on Ignatieff, whom I did not support for the leadership, preferring Rae, see here.

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