Canwest News: Stephane Dion to Step Down This Week

by matttbastard

Just saw the following on the National Post’s Twitter feed:

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion will step down before Wednesday, possibly Monday, Canwest News Service has learned

Much more to come, I’m sure.

Update 12.08: Dion confirms his early exit via statement:

“I have decided to step aside as leader of the Liberal party effective as soon as my successor is duly chosen,” Dion said in a press release. He did not specify a date.


Dion said he agrees with party members that a new leader must be in place before Parliament resumes.

“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,” he wrote.

Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers


2 thoughts on “Canwest News: Stephane Dion to Step Down This Week

  1. So will the dark prince, Count Iggy, be anointed Leader of the LPC?

    Harper is guaranteed a defacto majority now with LPC backing. But that’s the kind of coalition that Harper likes — informal and easily dispensable when convenient.


  2. “For the Conservatives, the most damage in the past week seems to have come from the province of Quebec, where a plurality believe Mr. Harper should resign as leader of the party and a majority blame the Conservatives more than anyone else for the parliamentary crisis.” Dumb Harper was foolish enough to attack the coalition government blame on Quebcers and he is now continuing to pay the price for it. He Harper cannot win without the support of Quebec, east.. nor can the Liberals


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