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.