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Michael Ignatieff

Michael Grant Ignatieff is a Canadian politician who has been the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada since 2009 (interim leader from December 2008 to May 2009) and Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada since 2008. Known for his work as a historian, author, university professor and diplomat, Ignatieff held senior academic posts at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of Toronto before entering politics in 2006.
In the 2006 federal election, Ignatieff was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke—Lakeshore. That same year, he ran for the leadership of the Liberal Party, ultimately losing to Stéphane Dion on the fourth and final ballot. He served as the party's deputy leader under Dion, and held his seat in the 2008 federal election.
On November 14, 2008, Ignatieff announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Liberal Party to succeed Dion. On December 10, he was formally declared the interim leader in a caucus meeting; his succession as leader was ratified at the party's May 2009 convention.
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What we've learned from Michael Ignatieff's political interlude
2014-06-27
Now that he's headed back to Harvard full time, it's too easy to say Michael Ignatieff really was "just visiting," although he was. There must be something more to learn from that weird political interlude in his life and ours. Let's consider the ...
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    Canada's Liberal Party says pro-life candidates need not apply
    2014-05-12
    Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, took over as leader of the Liberals a year ago in the wake of Michael Ignatieff's defeat in 2011 elections. Top. Home - Terms & Conditions - Accessibility - Contact Us. © The Tablet Publishing ...
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    1. HÉBERT: Trudeau's abortion shift a dubious gift to Conservatives
    2. Trudeau's decision on abortion issue a hypocritical move
    3. Editorial — Justin Trudeau betrays father's principles with attack on freedom ...

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    Liberal riding exec condemns Trudeau move to block candidate, seeks review
    2014-03-20
    Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff poses for a photo with the owner of a dumpling shop and candidate Christine Innes as he campaigns in Toronto's Chinatown Monday, March 28, 2011. Justin Trudeau's decision to block Innes, a candidate who wanted to run ...
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    1. Riding exec condemns Trudeau candidate veto

    2013
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    Harper's Twitter presence ranked 38th among world leaders
    2013-07-24
    ... disasters,” said the Twiplomacy study. “During the election campaign in 2011 he traded 140-character blows in a Twitter exchange with his opponent, Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff ((at)M—Ignatieff) who had challenged him to a one-on-one ...
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    1. Harper ranks 38th in tally of world leaders' Twitter followers

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    The 2 Trudeaus, and the lesson of 1968
    2013-04-10
    A later test was the Liberal Party's attempt to replicate Pierre Trudeau's victory, the first try with Stéphane Dion, then with Michael Ignatieff, both of them impressive intellectuals but hardly miracle makers. The electoral result was close to an ...
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    1. This Isn't Your Grandmother's Liberal Party
    2. Earlier generation of Liberals gathers as Justin Trudeau awaits his turn: Tim ...
    3. Justin Trudeau must begin to champion western interests

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    First leadership debate showcases same old Liberal Party
    2013-01-21
    Yes, back in the days when Stephan Dion or Michael Ignatieff were leading their party through vote after vote supporting the minority Harper governments of the day, they were actually doing what comes naturally to Liberals. Campaign on the left, govern ...
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      Poll evidence shows misleading robocalls widespread, court hears - Politics ...
      2012-12-12
      Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton has challenged the credibility of Frank Graves, the president of EKOS, over two donations under $240 to former Liberal leadership contestants Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae. Graves said he donated more money to ...
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        Bob Rae claims that F-35 scandal shows Stephen Harper is not fit to be prime ...
        2012-04-04
        Rae pointed out that when former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff declared that the government's cost estimates were wrong, he came under attack. "When the parliamentary budget officer came out with his prescient report, he too was denigrated and ...
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          Derrick O'Keefe: Is Bay Street backing Thomas Mulcair for NDP leader?
          2012-02-27
          After the Liberals hit their historic nadir under Michael Ignatieff last election, it seems some of Bay Street's key players are happy to put their money on Mulcair. Note: This piece is by no means a comprehensive analysis of donors to Mulcair's ...
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            Canada (12)
            2011-06-15
            'Song for Canada' winner will pocket $25,000 (Owen Sound Sun Times, Owen Sound Sun Times)
            Canada Post strike looms (Kincardine News)
            Michael Ignatieff And The Death Of Liberal Canada: Grit Leader Brilliant, Unfocused, Says Newman (The Huffington Post)
            Excerpt: Canada's Walk of Fame is offering a $25,000 prize for the winner of a new competition to help write "a song for Canada." The winning submission will "describe the true essence of the Canadian identity, and what makes (us) proud to be a Canadian, in a 250-word poem or essay," the Walk of Fame... (Read article)

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            Bob Rae (19)
            2011-05-25
            Liberals pick Bob Rae as interim chief (The Globe and Mail)
            Liberals name Bob Rae interim chief (The Globe and Mail)
            Bob Rae named interim leader of the federal Liberals (Hamilton Spectator)
            Excerpt: ‘I’m a bear for punishment,’ Toronto MP... (Read article)

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            Interim Leader (8)
            2011-05-25
            Political Briefs: Liberal Interim Leader, AG Resignation, G-8 (The Epoch Times)
            Liberals choose Rae as interim leader (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
            Canada's Liberal Party names interim leader (KUSI News San Diego, Channel 8 San Diego, Seattle Times, The San Francisco Examiner)
            Excerpt: Former Ontario premier Bob Rae will helm the Liberals as interim leader following a Liberal caucus vote on... (Read article)

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            Canadian Liberal Leadership frontrunner, Ignatieff, refused to attend debate in Toronto
            2006-10-12
            Canadian Liberal Leadership frontrunner Michael Ignatieff refused to attend a debate with all three frontrunners in Toronto, on Tuesday. Instead, Bob Rae, second place to Ignatieff in Leadership race, Stéphane Dion, and Gerard Kennedy attended.
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            Ignatieff leads in tight race in Canadian Liberal "Super Weekend"
            2006-10-02
            Michael Ignatieff has maintained his lead as voting concludes in the "Super Weekend" of delegate selection meetings for the Liberal Party of Canada's leadership convention. With 380 of 469 ridings reporting, the former Harvard professor leads with 1162 committed delegates, 30% of the total. Former Ontario premier, Bob Rae, is second with 767 delegates (19.8%), while former federal Environment minister Stephane Dion and former Ontario education minister Gerard Kennedy are battling for third place with 648 and 646 delegates respectively (16.7%). While no clear challenger to Ignatieff has emerged, analysts say that the frontrunner is vulnerable if an "Anybody but Ignatieff" movement emerges and the opposition to him coalesces around one of Rae, Dion or Kennedy on the convention floor in December.
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            Ignatieff leads in early Canadian Liberal delegate count
            2006-09-30
            Michael Ignatieff has emerged as the early leader in this weekend's delegate selection votes for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention. With the results of 169 of 465 Delegate Selection Meetings reported, Ignatieff leads with 563 delegates elected (32.2%) followed by two candidates vying for second place. Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae and Environment minister Stephane Dion are in a neck-in-neck battle for second place with Rae having 341 delegates (19.5%) to Dion's 331 (18.4%). Lagging behind in fourth place is Gerard Kennedy who has the support of 235 delegates (13.4%).
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