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Encyclopedia > Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006
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Liberal leadership convention, 2006
Date December 2 - December 3, 2006
Location Montreal, Quebec
Campaign to replace Paul Martin
Won by Stéphane Dion
Candidates 8
Entrance Fee C$50,000
Spending limit C$3.4 million

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Stéphane Dion, making his acceptance speech after winning the party leadership.
Stéphane Dion, making his acceptance speech after winning the party leadership.

The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 2006 was prompted by Paul Martin's announcement that he would not lead the Liberal Party of Canada into another election, following his party's defeat in the 2006 federal election in Canada. The party's biennial convention, already scheduled to occur from November 29 to December 1, 2006 in Montreal's Palais des congrès, was followed by the party's leadership convention at the same venue occurring December 2 to December 3, 2006. As the winner, Stéphane Dion will lead the Liberal Party in the next federal election. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1378x615, 109 KB)New logo for Liberal Party of Canada Version avalible at wikinews (en) at: commons. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs cleanup. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ... The first three leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada were not chosen at a leadership convention. ... A Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was called to replace retiring Liberal leader and sitting Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. ... Pierre Trudeau at the 1968 Liberal convention The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 1968 elected Pierre Elliott Trudeau as the new leader of the Liberal Party; he was the unexpected winner in what was one of the most important leadership conventions in party history. ... A Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was called for June 16, 1984, to replace retiring Liberal leader and sitting Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. ... The 1990 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention was held on 23 June 1990 in Calgary, Alberta. ... The 2003 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention ended on November 14, 2003, electing Paul Martin as the partys new leader. ... Image File history File links Wikinews-logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File links Wikinews-logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (712x1016, 153 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (712x1016, 153 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned at the centre of the political spectrum, combining a progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Constructed over the Autoroute Ville-Marie. ... The first three leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada were not chosen at a leadership convention. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... The 40th Canadian federal election, barring war or insurrection, must be called by February 13, 2011, five years after the return of the writs from the 39th federal election held on January 23, 2006. ...


The party constitution lays out a process by which the party leader is chosen by several thousand delegates, who are elected by riding associations, women's associations, and Young Liberal clubs in proportion to the number of votes they receive at a delegate selection meeting of the general membership of that association. Hundreds of other ex-officio delegates are automatically awarded delegate spots at the convention, including Liberal Members of Parliament, Senators, riding association presidents, past candidates and members of provincial or territorial association executive boards. In Canadian politics a riding association (French: association de comté) or constituency association (association de circonscription) is the basic unit of a political party, that is it is the partys organization at the level of the electoral constituency or riding. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is an electoral system delivering a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... The Liberal Party of Canada allows a number of individuals to automatically become delegates to their conventions. ... The 39th Canadian parliament was elected on January 23, 2006, in the 39th federal election. ...


As stipulated by the party constitution, the selection of delegates for the convention must occur 35 to 59 days prior to the convention itself, and only Liberals who joined the party 90 days before the delegate-selection meetings can vote for delegates or become delegates themselves. As a result, the early months of the leadership race was dominated by competing drives to sign up members likely to back various candidacies.


The convention date is approximately three years after the 2003 convention, which saw Paul Martin selected after years of conflict between his faction of the party and that of outgoing Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. The 2003 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention ended on November 14, 2003, electing Paul Martin as the partys new leader. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LLL, LLD (born January 11, 1934), served as the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003. ...


After four ballots, former cabinet minister and dark horse candidate Stephane Dion won the leadership on December 2. The Hon. ...

Contents

Parliamentary leadership until the convention

On February 1, 2006, Outgoing Prime Minister Paul Martin announced that he would like to continue as leader of the Liberal Party until his successor was chosen but he would not serve as Leader of the Opposition. [1] Later that day, the 103-member Liberal caucus selected Bill Graham, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and the outgoing Minister of National Defence, as Leader of the Opposition and interim parliamentary leader in the House of Commons. (The caucus was soon reduced to 102 members when David Emerson crossed the floor to join the Conservatives.) Graham named Lucienne Robillard, member for Westmount—Ville-Marie and the outgoing Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, as his deputy leader.[2] Alberta Senator Dan Hays, outgoing speaker of the Canadian Senate, was chosen as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de lOpposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ... William C. (Bill) Graham, PC, MP, QC, B.A.(Hon. ... Toronto Centre is an electoral district that has long covered the heart of downtown Toronto. ... The Minister of National Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense nationale) is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the Canadian Forces. ... An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader who is appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when there is a gap between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of his or her... A parliamentary leader is chosen in Canadian politics to lead a party in the House of Commons, or in the case of the provinces, in the legislature, when a party has seats in the legislative body but the leader does not or in other unusual circumstances. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines. ... For the historical political party, see Conservative Party of Canada (pre-1942) The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of... The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, PC, MP (born June 16, 1945) is a Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ... Westmount—Ville-Marie in relation to the other Montreal area ridings Westmount—Ville-Marie is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... Deputy Leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. ... Hon. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... In Canada, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate is the leader of the largest party in the Senate that is not in government. ...


Though Martin initially intended to remain the official leader until the party chose his permanent replacement, the former Prime Minister announced on March 16, 2006 that his resignation would take effect the following weekend, once the Liberal Party executive set the date of the convention. According to media reports, Martin made his decision to end speculation that he may lead the Liberals into the next election, should the Harper government fall in the following few months.[3] March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bill Graham was given the full-fledged role of interim leader (rather than just interim parliamentary leader) by the National Executive on March 18, 2006. Interim leaders are traditionally expected to be neutral in leadership races and are typically individuals who are not expected to be candidates themselves. An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader who is appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when there is a gap between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of his or her...


Rules

The date and rules of the convention were decided upon by the Liberal Party National Executive during its meeting on March 18March 19, 2006.[4] March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The party constitution required that a convention be held within a year of the leader's resignation and that the party's biennial convention be held by March 2007. The leadership convention will also serve the function of the party's regular policy convention meaning there will be debate and voting on policy resolutions and an election for the party's executive.


Selection of delegates by riding associations and party clubs will occur on the weekend of September 29 to October 1. Only those who have purchased or renewed their party membership by July 4, 2006 will be eligible to vote. There are expected to be approximately 850 ex-officio delegates who automatically gain the right to attend the convention by virtue of being a Liberal Member of Parliament, recent candidate, Senator, etc. The Liberal Aboriginal Peoples’ Commission will be entitled to send a delegation that is in proportion to the percentage of the Canadian population that is Aboriginal. All delegates except those with ex-officio status and those who gain election as independent delegates are bound to a particular candidate on the first ballot, however all delegates are free to move about as candidates drop off over ensuing rounds of voting. In Canadian politics a riding association or constituency association is the basic unit of a political party, that is it is the partys organization at the level of the electoral constituency or riding. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ...


Each candidate must gather the signatures of at least 300 Liberal Party members, at least 100 of which are in each of three provinces or territories and pay a $50,000 fee to enter the contest (down from $75,000 at the previous convention). The spending limit for each campaign has been set at $3.4 million, down from $4 million. All of the first $500,000 raised by each candidate will be kept by the candidate's campaign while any amount raised above that figure will be subject to a 20% levy by the party. In contrast to the previous race when the sale of party memberships was severely restricted, the executive decided to allow party membership to be purchased online.


The Convention Organization Committee, and the convention proceedings will be co-chaired by Dominic LeBlanc and Tanya Kappo. Steven MacKinnon, National Director of the party, will be the General Secretary of the convention.[5] The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, PC, MP (born December 14, 1967 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... The term General Secretary (alternatively First Secretary) denotes a leader of various unions, parties or associations. ...


The deadline for candidates to enter the race was September 30.[6]. September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The voting is done in two stages on the ballot:

  1. The top part of the ballot lists the names of each of the leadership candidates; party members may vote for a candidate or remain undeclared.
  2. The second part of the ballot lists names of prospective delegates who are standing on behalf of the various leadership candidates.
    • Riding associations have fourteen delegate positions: four men, four women, two seniors (over age 65) and four youths (under 26).
    • Women's clubs have one delegate position each.
    • Youth clubs and seniors' clubs each have four delegates, of which two are male and two are female.

Ex-officio delegates can automatically attend and vote at the convention without the requirement of getting elected. Ex-officio delegates include MPs, Senators, Riding Association Presidents, immediate past candidates, and a certain number of party executive members and members of the executive of various Liberal Party Commissions (such as the national youth commission, national women's commission, national Aboriginal commission etc) and provincial sections of the federal party as laid out in Section 16(13) of the party constitution.


At the convention, the first ballot by elected delegates is pre-set according by proportional representation according to the amount of support each leadership candidate received at the delegate selection meeting (i.e., the "leadership portion" of the ballot cast at riding association or club meetings), even if the delegate has personally expressed support for another candidate. Ex-officio delegates can vote however they wish and it is only they who will cast ballots initially. If there is a second ballot (i.e., if no leadership candidate receives over 50% of the vote on the first ballot), all delegates will be free to vote according to their personal preference.[7]


Analysis

The unofficial Liberal Party tradition was to alternate between francophone and anglophone leaders, a tradition informally known as alternance. With Stéphane Dion as the only francophone candidate in the current race, however, this tradition would have been broken by the 2006 race if any candidate other than Dion had won. However, the principle of alternance was not widely cited as a specific issue in this leadership campaign — throughout the campaign, Dion was considered an "underdog" candidate with at best an outside chance of emerging as the eventual victor. Although polls consistently showed him as a popular second choice of delegates committed to other candidates, Dion's status as a Quebecer was widely considered a handicap, with conventional wisdom suggesting that the party was unlikely to turn to its third consecutive leader from Quebec.


The party also had another tradition of selecting a leader from among the ministers in the previous leader's Cabinet. Since Louis St. Laurent succeeded Mackenzie King in 1948, every Liberal leader had served in the previous leader's Cabinet. Louis Stephen St. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


As the possibility of a 2006 Liberal leadership race emerged during the midpoint of the election campaign, most media speculation focused on the surfeit of potential candidates poised to replace Martin. Some optimistically billed this convention as being most likely to provide a broad field of skilled contenders not seen since the 1968 convention that included Pierre Trudeau, Robert Winters, Paul Martin, Sr., John Turner, Joe Greene, Mitchell Sharp and Allan MacEachen. Such speculation seemed rooted in the assumption that high profile members of the Chrétien cabinet that had elected not to challenge the Martin juggernaught in 2003—most commonly enumerated as John Manley, Allan Rock, Brian Tobin, and Martin Cauchon—would return to federal politics, along with 2003 runner-up Sheila Copps and Martin's own presumptive heir Frank McKenna, prompting a balanced matchup between multiple household names. Pierre Trudeau at the 1968 Liberal convention The Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention of 1968 elected Pierre Elliott Trudeau as the new leader of the Liberal Party; he was the unexpected winner in what was one of the most important leadership conventions in party history. ... Trudeau redirects here. ... The Honourable Robert Henry Winters, PC (August 18, 1910 - October 10, 1969) was a Canadian politician. ... The Rt. ... John Turner, PC, CC, QC, MA, BCL, LLD (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... The Honourable Senator John James (Joe) Greene, PC , DFC , QC (June 24, 1920 – October 23, 1978) was a Canadian politician. ... Mitchell William Sharp,PC,CC (May 11, 1911–March 19, 2004), a Canadian politician and a Companion of the Order of Canada, was most noted for his service as a Liberal Cabinet minister. ... Allan MacEachen Allan Joseph MacEachen, PC (born July 6, 1921) is one of Canadas elder statesmen and was the first Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. ... John Manley can refer to several different people: John Manley, British archaeologist John Manley, Canadian politician John Manley, American nuclear physicist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Allan Rock at the UN General Assembly, speaking on the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Allan Rock, PC, BA , LL.B. (born August 30, 1947) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ... Brian Vincent Tobin, PC (born October 21, 1954 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Martin Cauchon, PC , LL.B , LL.M (born August 23rd 1962) is a Canadian politician and former Liberal Party of Canada cabinet minister. ... Sheila Maureen Copps, PC, HBA, LL.D (hc), (born November 27, 1952, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and former politician. ... The Honourable Francis Joseph Frank McKenna, PC, ONB (born January 19, 1948, in Apohaqui, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ...


Instead, all of the above-mentioned politicians indicated they would not be contesting this race. Some commentators have stated that this is because of a prevailing view that the Liberal Party will spend an extended period in Opposition meaning that winning the party leadership comes with no certainty of becoming Prime Minister. Also, some say that the reported party debt might also have something to do with them backing down.[8]


There is also the toll politics may take on one's personal life. In his decision not to run, Frank McKenna cited the fact that the prime ministership is a twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week job that leaves little time for anything else. [9]


While some view the withdrawal of prominent candidates as indicating that the Liberal leadership is undesirable, others have heralded the potential for a "wide open" leadership race that is free from the baggage of the past which might do much to heal the lingering rifts in the party. [10] [11] [12]


Early in the race the field of declared contenders was often described as having a first tier of six potential winners (the "big six") most commonly cited as consisting of Scott Brison, Stéphane Dion, Ken Dryden, Michael Ignatieff, Gerard Kennedy and Bob Rae. [13][14]. By August of 2006 however most news articles cited the top-tier of consisting of only three, or four potential winners most commonly cited as Stéphane Dion, Michael Ignatieff, and Bob Rae, [15], [16], [17], but also occasionally including Gerard Kennedy. [18], [19], [20] Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () M.P., B.A., M.A., Ph. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ... Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () M.P., B.A., M.A., Ph. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ...


In October 2006, the Toronto Star reported that the campaigns of Gerard Kennedy and Stéphane Dion were holding talks about a potential alliance. The paper speculated that this alliance would be likely to win as their combined delegates would surpass both Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae. [21] The Toronto Star is Canadas biggest newspaper, with a weekly circulation of 3,236,655,[1] though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ...


In May 2006, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported that the then-eleven candidates were tested for bilingualism certificates by University of Ottawa professor Hélène Knoerr. Seven received passing scores: Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff both received top scores, while Stéphane Dion (who was tested on his English fluency), Joe Volpe, Martha Hall Findlay, Gerard Kennedy and Maurizio Bevilacqua also were graded as bilingual. (Bevilacqua later dropped out of the race.) The remaining candidates all failed the test, whereby each candidate was asked the same four questions and graded based on their syntax, vocabulary, and grammar. Hedy Fry (who also withdrew) did not finish the interview. The newspaper initially errantly reported that Kennedy and Bevilacqua had failed to meet fluency requirements in French, but later retracted this statement. [22] Many analysts felt that it was critical that the new Liberal leader have equal command of both French and English, given Harper's strong command of French. The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... The University of Ottawa or Université dOttawa in French (also known as uOttawa or nicknamed U of O or Ottawa U) is a bilingual [1], research-intensive, non-denominational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


Opinion polls

According to an opinion poll [23] of Liberal party members by the Globe and Mail, conducted from September 12-18, Michael Ignatieff enjoyed a slim lead over the pack with 19% support. The remaining candidates' support was calculated at: 17% for Bob Rae, 13% for Stephane Dion, 9% for Gerard Kennedy, 9% for Ken Dryden, 3% for Scott Brison, 2% for Joe Volpe, 1% for Martha Hall Findlay, and less than 1% for Hedy Fry. The poll found that 27% of party members did not know or were undecided about their choice. The poll appeared to show a potential second-ballot weakness for Ignatieff: 12% selected him as their second choice, compared to 23% for Rae and 17% for Dion. The accuracy of the poll was possibly questionable, since it was taken based on membership lists provided by Brison, Dryden, and Dion. The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...


A poll [24] of Liberal party members in Ontario and Quebec by EKOS Research Associates for the Toronto Star and La Presse, conducted from September 17-24, showed similar results, with Rae and Ignatieff supported by 25%, Dion at 17%, and Kennedy at 16%. Rae and Dion again had strong support for second choice at 27% each, compared with 19% for Ignatieff. EKOS Research Associates Inc. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas biggest newspaper, with a weekly circulation of 3,236,655,[1] though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... La Presse, founded in 1884, is a large-circulation French-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Party insiders have suggested that Ignatieff would need to secure at least 35% of the delegates elected on "Super Weekend" to avoid being overtaken in subsequent ballots. Although he won the most delegates overall on that weekend, he did not reach the 35 per cent target.


Registered candidates

Individuals who have gathered the necessary signatures from 300 party members and paid the first $25,000 installment of the entry fee:


Scott Brison

Scott Brison is the MP for Kings—Hants and was Minister of Public Works and Government Services under Martin. He had previously been a Progressive Conservative MP (since 1997) and had run for the leadership of the PC Party. Brison crossed the floor to join the Liberals shortly after the creation of the Conservative Party of Canada. An openly gay former investment banker, Brison is a fiscal moderate and social progressive. He stood for the leadership of the PC Party on a platform of Employment Insurance reform, more private involvement in healthcare, integrated defense strategy with the US, and socially liberal policies. His 2006 Liberal leadership platform emphasises the candidate as a "defender of the environment, business innovation and socially progressive values[25]. Image File history File links Scottbrisonlogo. ... Image File history File links Brison_scott. ... Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Kings—Hants is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Public Works and Government Services is responsible for overseeing the federal governments common service organization (Public Works and Government Services Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines. ... For the historical political party, see Conservative Party of Canada (pre-1942) The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of... For other articles with similar names, see Gay (disambiguation). ...


High profile supporters

Former New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna, considered the leading contender until he announced he was not running in the race, had donated $3000 to Brison's campaign in August and formally endorsed Brison on November 30.[26] [27] The Honourable Francis Joseph Frank McKenna, PC, ONB (born January 19, 1948, in Apohaqui, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 10
MPs: 4 Scott Brison, Mark Eyking, Shawn Murphy, Michael Savage
Senators: 6 Sen. Jane Cordy, Sen. Jim Cowan, Sen. Joseph Day, Sen. Michael Kirby, Sen. Wilfred Moore, Sen. Gerard Phalen.
Date campaign launched: April 22, 2006
Date officially registered: May 25, 2006[28]
Website: scottbrison.ca
Number of ballots: 1
Result: Following the first ballot, he announced that he would withdraw from the race and support Rae.

Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Mark Eyking, PC , MP (born August 30, 1960 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Hon. ... Michael John Savage (born May 13, 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is the Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament for the riding of Dartmouth—Cole Harbour. ... Jane Marie Cordy (born July 2, 1950) is a Candian Senator representing Nova Scotia. ... James S. (Jim) Cowan (born January 22, 1942) is a Canadian senator from Nova Scotia. ... Joseph A. Day (born January 24, 1945 in Saint John, New Brunswick) is a Canadian engineer, lawyer and politician. ... Michael J. L. Kirby (born August 5, 1941) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, QC, BComm, LLB (born January 14, 1942 in Halifax) is a Canadian Senator representing Nova Scotia. ... The Honourable Gerard A. Jigger Phalen (born March 28, 1934) is a Canadian Senator, educator, and union leader. ...

Stéphane Dion

Stéphane Dion was Intergovernmental Affairs minister under Chrétien, Environment minister under Martin. Before entering federal politics by his 1996 appointment to cabinet followed shortly by his election to parliament from Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Dion was a professor of political science and noted federalist commentator. Dion is noted for his vocal opposition to Quebec sovereigntism and his support for such measures as the Clarity Act. He was considered a Chrétien loyalist who nonetheless worked well with the Martin camp. Dion announced his candidacy on April 7. [29] Image File history File links Stephanedionlogo. ... Image File history File links Stephane_dion_rally_head. ... Wikinews has news related to: Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, BA, MA, Ph. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of the Environment (French: Ministre de lEnvironnement) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments environment department, Environment Canada. ... Saint-Laurent—Cartierville is the name of a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada. ... The Quebec sovereignty movement is a political movement aimed at attaining independent statehood, (sovereignty) for the Canadian province of Quebec. ... Lucien Bouchard and Jean Chrétien divided. ...


High profile supporters

Former Liberal House Leader Don Boudria [30]and former Finance Minister John Manley's Leadership Campaign Chair Herb Metcalfe are serving as Dion's Campaign Co-Chairs. Paul Martin's BC Lieutenant Mark Marissen is his National Campaign Director [31]. One-time Progressive Conservative leadership aspirant David Orchard has also announced his support of Dion [32]. Additional high profile supporters include the leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party David Karwacki[33], Jamie Elmhirst the President of the British Columbia wing of the Party [34], Adam Campbell the President of the Alberta wing of the Party [35], former Green Party deputy leader Tom Manley [36], Former Prime Minister Paul Martin's Chief of Staff Tim Murphy [37], and Marc-Boris Saint-Maurice the co-founder and former leader of the Marijuana Party of Canada [38]. Former Justice minister Allan Rock endorsed Dion on December 1. Eighth-place Martha Hall Findlay was eliminated on the first ballot and endorsed Dion, and fourth-place Gerard Kennedy withdrew and supported Dion after the second ballot. The Honourable Donald Don Boudria, PC (born August 30, 1949, in Hull, Quebec) is a former Canadian politician. ... John Manley can refer to several different people: John Manley, British archaeologist John Manley, Canadian politician John Manley, American nuclear physicist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Mark Allan Marissen (born July 26, 1966, in St. ... David Orchard (born June 28, 1950, in Borden, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian political figure and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... The Saskatchewan Liberal Party is a political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the green parties around the world. ... Tom Manley (born 1960 in Berwick, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... Timothy John Murphy (born August 7, 1959 in Barrie, Ontario) is a former politician and the current chief of staff of the Canadian Prime Ministers Office. ... Marc-Boris Saint-Maurice is the founder of the Marijuana Party of Canada and led it from 2000 until 2004. ... The Marijuana Party is a Canadian federal political party that aims to end prohibition of cannabis. ... Allan Rock at the UN General Assembly, speaking on the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Allan Rock, PC, BA , LL.B. (born August 30, 1947) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. ... Martha Hall Findlay (born ca. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 17
MPs: 11 Sue Barnes, Colleen Beaumier, Bonnie Brown, Stéphane Dion, Charles Hubbard, Marlene Jennings, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Glen Pearson*, Francis Scarpaleggia, Paul Steckle, Bryon Wilfert
Senators: 7 Sen. Tommy Banks, Sen. John Bryden, Sen. Maria Chaput, Sen. Joan Fraser, Sen. Vivienne Poy, Sen. Fernand Robichaud, Sen. Claudette Tardif
  • * Glen Pearson is an MP-elect, having won the November 27th by-election in London North Centre.
Supporters picked up after first ballot
MPs: 1 Mark Eyking
Supporters picked up after third ballot
MPs: 13 Omar Alghabra, Navdeep Bains, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ujjal Dosanjh, Ken Dryden, Hedy Fry, John Godfrey, Ralph Goodale, Mark Holland, Susan Kadis, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Volpe
Senators: 2 Jerry Grafstein, Frank Mahovlich
Date campaign launched: April 7, 2006
Date officially registered: May 24, 2006[39]
Website: stephanedion.ca

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Ken Dryden

Ken Dryden was Social Development minister under Martin. A former star goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, Dryden was elected in 2004 as a star candidate for the Liberals. He was instrumental in putting forward a child care strategy during the Martin government. Dryden, who has written a book about the public education system, stressed the importance of improving the education system in order to keep Canada competitive. "Learning is at the core of our future -- for a person, a society, an economy, a country," Dryden said. "Learning is our only real security, our only real opportunity, and this program, years in the hoping, was the first big step towards truly lifelong learning." He also said Canada's unique, multi-ethnic mix needs to be held up as an example to the world. Image File history File links Kendrydenlogo. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Social Development is responsible for overseeing Social Development Canada, the federal governments department concerned with the needs of seniors, children, families and people with disabilities. ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 12
MPs: 5 Don Bell, Ken Boshcoff, Ken Dryden, Tina Keeper, Anita Neville
Senators: 7 Sen. Sharon Carstairs, Sen. Art Eggleton, Sen. Joyce Fairbairn, Sen. Jerry Grafstein, Sen. Frank Mahovlich, Sen. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, Sen. Rod Zimmer
Date campaign launched: April 28, 2006
Date officially registered: May 29, 2006 [40]
Website: kendryden.ca
Number of ballots: 2
Result: Eliminated after second ballot. He endorsed Rae after the second ballot, then Dion after the third.

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Martha Hall Findlay

Martha Hall Findlay, a Toronto lawyer, was the first candidate to officially declare she would run for the leadership when she did so on February 8, 2006 [41]. She has previously run as a Liberal candidate in the 2004 election, losing to Belinda Stronach in the district of Newmarket—Aurora. When Stronach crossed the floor in 2005, Hall Findlay ceded her Liberal nomination for the riding to Stronach. Hall Findlay, 45, is fluently bilingual and presently works as the principal of her own management and legal consultancy organization, The General Counsel Group, which works primarily in the high-tech and telecommunications fields in Canada and Europe. Image File history File links Marthahallfindlaylogo. ... Image File history File links Marthaheadshot. ... Martha Hall Findlay (born ca. ... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Newmarket—Aurora is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, containing the cities of Newmarket and Aurora. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 1
MPs: 1 Judy Sgro[42]
Senators: 0
Date campaign launched: February 8, 2006
Date officially registered: May 24, 2006[43]
Website: marthahallfindlay.ca
Number of ballots: 1
Result: Eliminated after first ballot. She supported Dion through the remaining ballots.

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Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is a public intellectual, who has worked as a teacher, writer/journalist and politician. For most of his professional life Ignatieff lectured and wrote outside Canada; first in the United Kingdom at Cambridge University from 1978-1984, then in London as a journalist and writer until 2000 when he was named director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. His 1993 novel, Scar Tissue was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Upon his return to Canada in 2005, he became a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, and in the 2006 federal election campaign he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as MP for Etobicoke—Lakeshore. Ignatieff is a staunch supporter of interventionism, and was in favour of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, despite the conflict's relative unpopularity in Canada, and recently in the United States. Some media see Ignatieff as belonging to the right-wing of the Liberal Party because of his positions on foreign affairs. However, he has taken a centre-left position on most domestic social policies. Image File history File links Michaelignatiefflogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1960x3008, 2757 KB)Image is from Michael Ignatieffs website. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () M.P., B.A., M.A., Ph. ... An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to study, reflect, speculate on, or ask and answer questions with regard to a variety of different ideas. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Booker Prize, is one of the worlds most prestigious literary prizes, awarded each year for the best original full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in the English language. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario. ... Etobicoke—Lakeshore (formerly known as Lakeshore and Toronto—Lakeshore) is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1968, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... Combatants Coalition Forces: United States United Kingdom Poland Australia South Korea Romania Spain Portugal Italy others. ...


High profile supporters

Ignatieff is supported by Senator David Smith, a powerful Chrétien organizer and chairman emeritus of Canada's largest "cross-border" law firm, Ian Davey (son of Senator Keith Davey), Alfred Apps, a Toronto lawyer and Martin fundraiser and Paul Lalonde, a Toronto lawyer and son of Marc Lalonde, are heading up his campaign.[1] David Peterson is Ignatieff's honorary campaign co-chair along with former Trudeau cabinet minister Marc Lalonde. Jim Peterson serves as Ignatieff's Ontario campaign co-chair with Aileen Carroll. Rodger Cuzner is the Atlantic Canada campaign chair while Pablo Rodriguez, former president of the Liberal Party's federal Quebec wing, is the national campaign co-chair. [44] David Paul Smith, PC , QC , BA , LL.B (born May 16, 1941) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, usually known as Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, BA, LLL, LLD (born January 11, 1934), served as the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003. ... Keith Douglas Davey (born April 21, 1926) is a Canadian politician. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... The Honourable Marc Lalonde, PC , OC, QC, LLL, MA (born July 26, 1929) is a retired Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ... The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC , LL.B , BA (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ... The Honourable Marc Lalonde, PC , OC, QC, LLL, MA (born July 26, 1929) is a retired Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ... Jim Peterson The Honourable James Scott Jim Peterson, PC, MP, BA, LLM (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian politician and former Minister of International Trade. ... Hon. ... Rodger Cuzner (born November 4, 1955 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Pablo Rodriguez (born June 21, 1967) is a Canadian politician. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 49
MPs: 39 Larry Bagnell, Mauril Bélanger, Gerry Byrne, John Cannis, Denis Coderre, Roy Cullen, Rodger Cuzner, Sukh Dhaliwal, Jean-Claude D'Amours, Ruby Dhalla, Wayne Easter, Raymonde Folco, Albina Guarnieri, Michael Ignatieff, Derek Lee, John Maloney, Keith Martin, John McCallum, David McGuinty, Joe McGuire, John McKay, Gary Merasty, Maria Minna, Stephen Owen, Jim Peterson, Marcel Proulx, Yasmin Ratansi, Geoff Regan, Pablo Rodriguez, Anthony Rota, Todd Russell, Lloyd St. Amand, Raymond Simard, Paul Szabo, Robert Thibault, Alan Tonks, Roger Valley, Blair Wilson, Paul Zed
Senators: 10 Sen. Lise Bacon, Sen. Roméo Dallaire, Sen. Dennis Dawson, Sen. Francis Fox, Sen. Elizabeth Hubley, Sen. Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Sen. Pana Papas Merchant, Sen. Grant Mitchell, Sen. Nick Sibbeston, Sen. David Smith
Supporters picked up after second ballot
MPs: 2 Bernard Patry, Scott Simms
Supporters picked up after third ballot
MPs: 3 Scott Brison, Gurbax Malhi, Judy Sgro
Date campaign launched: April 7, 2006
Date officially registered: May 2, 2006[45]
Website: michaelignatieff.ca
Number of ballots: 4
Result: Lost to Stéphane Dion on the fourth and final ballot.

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Ruby Dhalla, DC, (born February 18, 1974) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Arnold Wayne Easter, PC , MP , DiplT , LL.D (born June 22, 1949 in North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian politician. ... Raymonde Folco (née Goldgrav) (born March 16, 1940) is a Canadian politician. ... Albina Guarnieri The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, PC, MP, MA (born June 23, 1953 in Faeto, Italy) is a Canadian politician. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff () M.P., B.A., M.A., Ph. ... Derek Vincent Lee, LL.B., B.A., (born October 2, 1948) is a lawyer and politician in Canada. ... John Maloney John David Maloney (born January 5, 1945 in Welland, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Keith P. Martin, PC, MP, BSc, MD (born April 13, 1960, in London, UK) is a Canadian physician and politician. ... The Honourable John McCallum, PC, MP, MA, PhD (born April 9, 1950) is a Canadian politician, economist and university professor. ... David J. McGuinty (born February 25, 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and the brother of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. ... The Honourable Joseph McGuire The Honourable Joseph Blair Joe McGuire, PC , MP (born June 20, 1944) is a Canadian politician. ... John McKay, PC, MP (born March 21, 1948) is a lawyer and a Liberal Canadian politician. ... Image:Garymerasty. ... The Honourable Maria Minna, PC (born March 14, 1948, Pofi, Italy) is a Canadian politician who represents the riding of Beaches—East York for the Liberal Party. ... The Honourable Stephen Owen, PC, MP (born September 8, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian politician. ... Jim Peterson The Honourable James Scott Jim Peterson, PC, MP, BA, LLM (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian politician and former Minister of International Trade. ... Marcel Proulx (born March 6, 1946 in LOrignal, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... 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Alan Tonks (born April 2, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, and was the final Metro Toronto Chairman before the amalgamation of Metro Toronto into the new City of Toronto. ... Roger Valley (born January 28, 1957 in Kenora, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Blair Wilson (b. ... Paul Zed. ... Categories: Stub | Canadian senators ... Roméo Dallaire Lieutenant-General Roméo Alain Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSC, CD, B.Sc, LL.D (University of Saskatchewan(Granting: 2007) (h. ... The Honourable Dennis Dawson, BA, MBA (born September 28, 1949 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian Senator. ... The Honourable Senator Francis Fox, PC (born December 2, 1939, Montreal, Quebec) is a member of the Senate of Canada. ... Elizabeth (Libbe) Hubley (born September 8, 1942) is a Canadian politician and currently sits in the Canadian Senate representing Prince Edward Island. ... Rose-Marie Losier-Cool (born June 18, 1937 in Tracadie, New Brunswick) is a Canadian Senator for New Brunswick. ... Pana Papas Merchant (born 1943) is a senator from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Grant Mitchell (born July 19, 1951) is a Canadian politician and businessman. ... Nick G. Sibbeston (born November 21, 1943 in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories) is a Canadian senator. ... David Paul Smith, PC , QC , BA , LL.B (born May 16, 1941) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... Bernard Patry (born January 30, 1943 in Montreal) is a Canadian politician. ... Scott Simms (born August 12, 1970) is the Liberal MP for the Newfoundland and Labrador riding of Bonavista-Exploits. ... Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Gurbax Singh Malhi (born October 12, 1949 to a Sikh family in Chugha Kalan, Punjab, India) is a Canadian politician. ... The Honourable Judy Sgro, PC MP (born December 16, 1944, Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician. ...

Gerard Kennedy

Gerard Kennedy was until April 5, 2006 the Minister of Education in the Ontario provincial government of Dalton McGuinty. Kennedy was a key player in rebuilding the Ontario Liberal Party and bringing it to government in 2003. As Education Minister, he is widely viewed as having restored faith in the public education system after years of growing support for private schools. He resigned from cabinet on April 5 in order to enter this leadership race. [46] He was the runner up in the 1996 Ontario Liberal leadership race, having finished in first place on the first four ballots, he was defeated by McGuinty on the fifth and final ballot. He is viewed by many in the media as being on the left wing of the party.[47] Image File history File links Gerardkennedy. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (919x1334, 202 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gerard Kennedy Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Ballot-by-ballot results of leadership conventions in the Ontario Liberal Party, a political party in the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


High profile supporters

Kennedy is backed by Senator Terry Mercer, former national director of the federal Liberal Party. He also enjoys the support of former Premier of Prince Edward Island Keith Milligan and former Premier of New Brunswick Ray Frenette. While former cabinet minister Joe Fontana is still supporting Kennedy, he has since resigned his seat in the House of Commons to run for Mayor of London.[48] On 25 November, the Globe and Mail reported that Justin Trudeau had declared his support for Kennedy's leadership bid. [49] Terry M. Mercer (born May 26, 1947) is a Canadian Senator. ... The Premier of Prince Edward Island is the first minister for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. ... Keith Milligan (born February 8, 1950) is a Prince Edward Island politician. ... The Premier of New Brunswick (fr: Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick) is the first minister for the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... Joseph Raymond (Ray) Frenette, a politician was a longtime MLA in the province of New Brunswick. ... Law & Order, see Joe Fontana. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau (born Christmas Day, 1971 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is the eldest son of the late former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and Trudeaus first wife, Margaret. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 19
MPs: 13 Omar Alghabra, Navdeep Bains, Brenda Chamberlain, Raymond Chan, Mark Holland, Gurbax Malhi, Dan McTeague, Bernard Patry, Mario Silva, Scott Simms, Brent St. Denis, Andrew Telegdi, Borys Wrzesnewskyj
Senators: 6 Sen. Larry Campbell, Sen. Aurélien Gill, Sen. Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Sen. Terry Mercer, Sen. Robert Peterson, Sen. Charlie Watt
Date campaign launched: April 27, 2006
Date officially registered: May 17, 2006[50]
Website: gerardkennedy.ca
Number of ballots: 2
Result: Placed fourth on second ballot. Withdrew to support Dion.

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Bob Rae

Bob Rae was the Ontario New Democratic Party Premier of Ontario from 1990 to 1995 and was a federal NDP MP in the House of Commons from 1978 to 1982. Since leaving electoral politics, Rae has worked on a number of contentious issues for the federal government, most notably the Air India disaster; has worked in international relations advising on constitutional issues and has conducted a study for the Ontario government on post-secondary education. Rae joined the Liberal Party in April 2006 (he had been a Liberal in the 1960s) before launching his campaign that month and is running as a centrist.[51] In a speech to the Canadian Club of Winnipeg on March 13, 2006, Rae expressed his interest in uniting the 'progressive' forces of Canada in order to regain a majority government in the Canadian House of Commons. "There's a progressive record that's shared by a majority of Canadians, but so far, we have not succeeded in becoming a majority in the House of Commons, so we must think a bit about how that can happen." Image File history File links Boblogo. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Air India Flight 182 was a Boeing 747 that exploded on June 23, 1985 while at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9500 m) above the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland; all 329 on board were killed, of whom eighty two were children and 280 were Canadian citizens. ...


Concerns about Rae's ability to appeal to Ontario voters, given his turbulent tenure as Premier in the early to mid 1990s, have been expressed. [52]


High profile supporters

Rae is supported by former senior Chrétien aides such as Eddie Goldenberg and John Rae (who is Bob Rae's older brother) as well as senior Ontario provincial Liberals such as provincial finance minister Greg Sorbara and provincial health minister and Deputy Premier George Smitherman. On May 12, Rae was endorsed by longtime Trudeau cabinet stalwart Allan MacEachen [53]. Former leadership contenders Maurizio Bevilacqua, Carolyn Bennett and Hedy Fry withdrew from the campaign to throw their support to Rae, with Bevilacqua becoming National Co-Chair for the campaign and Chief Advisor on Economic Policy[54]. Susan Kadis, the former Toronto co-chair of Ignatieff's campaign, endorsed Rae on October 27th. Former Finance Minister Ralph Goodale endorsed Rae on November 28th[55]. Scott Brison and Joe Volpe withdrew after the first ballot to support Rae, as did Ken Dryden after being knocked off on the second ballot. Bob Rae was knocked off the third ballot, and has encouraged his delegates to choose the candidate that best suits their personal beliefs. He has refused to comment on who he has decided to vote for. Edward Eddie Goldenberg served as a senior political advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. ... John A. Rae is an executive with Power Corporation of Montreal, former Liberal Party of Canada fundraiser, long-time advisor to former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien and brother of Canadian politician Bob Rae. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... George Smitherman (b. ... Allan MacEachen Allan Joseph MacEachen, PC (born July 6, 1921) is one of Canadas elder statesmen and was the first Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. ... Hon. ... Carolyn Bennett, PC, MP, MD (born December 20, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is the Member of Parliament for the riding of St. ... Hedy Fry, PC, MP, MD (born August 6, 1941) is a Canadian politician, physician, and best Queen Canada has ever had - although some poindexter at McGill may think otherwise. ... Susan R. Kadis (born January 11, 1953) is the Official Opposition critic for Science and Research and Liberal Member of Parliament for Thornhill in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Hon. ... Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... This article is about Joe Volpe, the Canadian Politician. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ...

Supporters in caucus prior to first ballot: 26
MPs: 14 Carolyn Bennett, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Irwin Cotler, Ujjal Dosanjh, Hedy Fry, John Godfrey, Ralph Goodale, Susan Kadis, Jim Karygiannis, Lawrence MacAulay, Diane Marleau, Bill Matthews, Brian Murphy, Andy Scott
Senators: 12 Sen. Jack Austin, Sen. Pierre de Bané, Sen. Michel Biron, Sen. Joan Cook, Sen. Mac Harb, Sen. Mobina Jaffer, Sen. Jean Lapointe, Sen. Colin Kenny, Sen. Jim Munson, Sen. Pierrette Ringuette, Sen. Bill Rompkey, Sen. Peter Stollery.
Supporters picked up after first ballot
MPs: 3 Joe Volpe, Wajid Khan, Massimo Pacetti
Supporters picked up after second ballot
MPs: 5 Ken Boshcoff, Ken Dryden, Tina Keeper, Gurbax Malhi, Judy Sgro
Date campaign launched: April 24, 2006
Date officially registered: May 11, 2006[56]
Website: bobrae.ca
Number of Ballots: 3
Result: Eliminated on the third ballot

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Joe Volpe

Joe Volpe was Minister of Citizenship and Immigration under Martin. He announced his candidacy on April 21, 2006. A former schoolteacher, he was elected to the House of Commons in 1988. His top priorities will include reinvigorating the party to get it back "on a professional keel." He will aim to "make it a good corporate institution that it's been and the nation-building institution that it has always proved to be." Volpe's main campaign themes are expected to include, making education and training a higher priority and improving the system for accommodating immigrants, planks that draw on his cabinet experience as human-resources minister and immigration minister. Image File history File links Joevolpelogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1321 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Joe Volpe Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... This article is about Joe Volpe, the Canadian Politician. ... Hon. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Volpe ran into trouble on June 2nd when it was revealed that his campaign had received $5,400 in donations from each of three children under the age of 15. All of whom were children of executives of the pharmaceutical company Apotex. [57] The donations were later returned. This situation led to the creation of the satirical Web site Youth for Volpe. [58] Subsequently Sukh Dhaliwal and Yasmin Ratansi left the Volpe campaign to support Michael Ignatieff. Sukh Dhaliwal is a British Columbia businessman and politician. ... Yasmin Ratansi (born January 4, 1951) is a Canadian MP (member of parliament), who represents the riding of Don Valley East in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


The Liberal Party of Canada announced a $20,000 fine against Mr. Volpe because his campaign allowed membership forms to be distrubuted to cultural associations in Quebec without ensuring that new members would pay their own membership fee. Volpe was subsequently exonerated, and the fine was withdrawn.


Following the candidate speeches on December 1, Volpe announced his support for Bob Rae's candidacy. Volpe withdrew after the first ballot results were announced. Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ...

Supporters in caucus: 5
MPs: 5 Joe Comuzzi, Wajid Khan, Massimo Pacetti, Lui Temelkovski, Joe Volpe
Senators: 0
Date campaign launched: April 21, 2006
Date officially registered: May 12, 2006[59]
Website: joevolpe.ca
Number of Ballots: 1
Result: Following candidate speeches announced that he would withdraw after the first ballot to support Rae.

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Endorsements

See Endorsements for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006.

The candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 have received the following endorsements. ...

Ex-officio delegate endorsements

See List of ex-officio delegates to the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006

The Liberal Party of Canada allows a number of individuals to automatically become delegates to their conventions. ...

Newspaper endorsements

Newspaper Candidate(s) Endorsed Reference
Globe & Mail Stéphane Dion [60]
Le Devoir Michael Ignatieff [61]
Montreal Gazette Stéphane Dion [62]
Toronto Star Bob Rae

[63] ... Le Devoir on the 2003 Quebec election. ... The Gazette is a major English-language daily newspaper produced out of Montreal, Quebec. ... The Toronto Star is Canadas biggest newspaper, with a weekly circulation of 3,236,655,[1] though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ...

Toronto Sun Stéphane Dion and Martha Hall Findlay [64]

The Toronto Sun is an English language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

Withdrawn candidates

Carolyn Bennett

Carolyn Bennett announced her entry into the race on April 24, 2006 and withdrew from the race on September 15 to endorse Bob Rae. [65] Carolyn Bennett, PC, MP, MD (born December 20, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario) is the Member of Parliament for the riding of St. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ...


Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua formally declared his candidacy on April 19 and withdrew from the race on August 14 to endorse Bob Rae. Hon. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ...


Hedy Fry

Hedy Fry entered the race on May 4 and withdrew on September 25 to endorse Bob Rae. Hedy Fry, PC, MP, MD (born August 6, 1941) is a Canadian politician, physician, and best Queen Canada has ever had - although some poindexter at McGill may think otherwise. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ...


John Godfrey

John Godfrey announced his entry into the race on March 19, 2006 and withdrew from the race on April 12, before becoming an official candidate, citing health reasons. [66] On October 20, he endorsed Bob Rae. [67] Hon. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Robert Keith Rae, PC , OC, O.Ont , QC , B.A., LL.B, B.Phi. ...


Unaffiliated caucus members

9 MPs and 6 Senators declared themselves neutral in the race, while 1 of 102 MPs and 10 of 63 Senators have not made their affiliations known or remain undecided. The candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 have received the following endorsements. ...


Party biennial

The first three days of the Convention, November 29 to December 1, will constitute the biennial convention of the Liberal Party of Canada. As such, delegates will cast their ballot for party executive positions as well as the new leader. They will also engage in plenary workshops and other meetings associated with biennial conventions.


The keynote speech at the opening was delivered by Howard Dean, chairman of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, on the topic of party renewal [68]. Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ...


A number of executive positions will be contested at the convention. There are three candidates for the position of President: Bobbi Ethier, former MP Tony Ianno, and Senator Marie Poulin. Executive members elected at the Convention will serve two-year terms.[69] Bobbi Éthier is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Hon. ... Marie-Paule Charette Poulin (born June 21, 1945 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian senator. ...


Results

Pre-convention estimated delegate totals

Candidate Elected Delegates % of Elected Delegates Ex-officio Delegates Total Delegates Current Percentage 1st Ballot Potential
Michael Ignatieff 1,377 29.3% 230 1,607 27.7% 37.6%
Bob Rae 943 20.1% 86 1,029 17.8% 27.6%
Gerard Kennedy 820 17.5% 111 931 16.1% 26.0%
Stéphane Dion 754 16.1% 129 883 15.2% 25.1%
Ken Dryden 238 5.1% 46 284 4.9% 14.8%
Joe Volpe 226 4.8% 7 233 4.0% 13.9%
Scott Brison 181 3.5% 35 216 3.7% 13.6%
Martha Hall Findlay 46 1% 5 51 0.9% 10.7%
Undeclared delegates 112 2.4% 406* 518 8.9% -
Neutral ex-officio 0 - 50* 50 0.9% -
Total 4,697 100% 1,105 5,802 100% -

* Undeclared and neutral ex-officio delegates might choose not to attend convention and therefore might not vote.
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As of November 27, 2006, 23:53 EDT.


Convention results

First Ballot

Candidate Delegate Support Percentage +/-*
Michael Ignatieff 1,412 29.3% -
Bob Rae 977 20.3% +0.2%
Stéphane Dion 856 17.8% +1.8%
Gerard Kennedy 854 17.7% +0.2%
Ken Dryden 238 4.9% -0.2%
Scott Brison 192 4.0% +0.5%
Joe Volpe 156 3.2% -0.8%
Martha Hall Findlay 130 2.7% +1.7%
Total 4,815 100.0%

* Denotes changes from results of delegate selection meetings.


Movement:

  • Joe Volpe went over to Rae on the evening of December 1 prior to the announcement of the first ballot's results and will not be on the second ballot regardless of the outcome of the first.
  • Martha Hall Findlay is eliminated as she has the lowest vote total of any candidate. Martha Hall Findlay had moved her personal support to Stéphane Dion, but she has otherwise released all of her delegates.
  • Scott Brison withdrew to support Rae.

Second Ballot December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Candidate Delegate Support Percentage +/-
Michael Ignatieff 1,481 31.6% +2.3%
Bob Rae 1,132 24.1% +3.8%
Stéphane Dion 974 20.8% +3.1%
Gerard Kennedy 884 18.8% +1.1%
Ken Dryden 219 4.7% -0.2%
Total 4,690 100.0%

Note: There were five spoiled ballots.


Movement:

  • Ken Dryden is eliminated as he has the lowest vote total of any candidate. Dryden has moved his personal support to Rae, but he has otherwise released all of his delegates.
  • Gerard Kennedy withdrew and moved his support to Stéphane Dion, but he has otherwise released all of his delegates.

Third Ballot

Candidate Delegate Support Percentage +/-
Stéphane Dion 1,782 37.0% +16.2%
Michael Ignatieff 1,660 34.5% +2.9%
Bob Rae 1,375 28.5% +4.4%
Total 4,817 100.0%

Note: There were six spoiled ballots


Movement:

  • Bob Rae is eliminated as he has the lowest vote total of any candidate. Rae has dispersed his delegates letting them vote for whomever candidate they feel is the best choice. Rae has said he will not state who he voted for.
  • Scott Brison who supported Bob Rae after he withdrew throws his support to Michael Ignatieff.
  • Many influential Liberal party members that were previous Rae supporters have decided to support Michael Ignatieff; however, several others have decided to support frontrunner Stéphane Dion.
  • Ken Dryden, who supported Rae after being eliminated on the second ballot threw his support Stéphane Dion after Rae was eliminated asserting that "Stephane Dion is a dog with a bone... an academic" and "has a greater chance of winning" the next election.
  • Joe Volpe announced his support for Dion.
Stéphane Dion, making his acceptance speech after winning the party leadership. Visible behind him are Scott Brison, Joe Volpe, Martha Hall Findlay, and Ken Dryden.
Stéphane Dion, making his acceptance speech after winning the party leadership. Visible behind him are Scott Brison, Joe Volpe, Martha Hall Findlay, and Ken Dryden.

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Candidate Delegate Support Percentage +/-
Stéphane Dion 2,521 54.7% +17.7%
Michael Ignatieff 2,084 45.3% +10.8%
Total 4,605 100.0%

Note: There were 20 spoiled ballots

  • Stéphane Dion wins the 2006 Liberal Leadership race.

Timeline

  • January 23, 2006 - As returns indicate that the Liberals had lost the 2006 federal election to Stephen Harper's Conservatives, Prime Minister Paul Martin concedes the election and announces his intention to resign as Liberal party leader. In his concession speech, held in the early hours of the morning (EST), he states: "I will continue to represent with pride the people of LaSalle—Émard, but I will not take our party into another election as leader".
  • January 25, 2006:
    • Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada John Manley   informs the media that he will not seek the party leadership, stating "While I hope to play a role in the renewal, healing and unification of the Liberal party, I have decided for personal reasons that I will not be a leadership candidate" [70]. On election night Manley appeared on CBC television's coverage of the election, and immediately after Prime Minister Paul Martin's announcement was asked whether he might seek the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. Manley's response at that time was to poke fun at himself saying: "Some may want a dynamic, charismatic leader. Some others may support me."
    • Former Premier of New Brunswick Frank McKenna announces his resignation as Canada's ambassador to the United States. Although submitted in the context of giving Harper the opportunity to appoint an Ambassador who will support Harper's vision of U.S. - Canada relations, it was widely speculated that he was lining up for a run at the federal Liberal leadership.
  • January 30, 2006 -   Surprising many pundits, Frank McKenna announces he will not run for the leadership. Prior to this, McKenna had been tipped and widely reported as the race's frontrunner. [71]. While recognizing the significance of the leadership McKenna acknowledged: "You’ve got pretty good odds of being the prime minister if you’re leader of the Liberal party." [72] However, he put an end to his association with the 2006 Liberal Party leadership race, explaining that he did not want "his life to become consumed by politics." [73] as he had allowed it to become when he was premier of New Brunswick. He also said his decision was in part because: "I reminded myself of my vow upon leaving office that, having escaped the trap, I wouldn’t go back for the cheese." [74]
  • January 31, 2006 -   Brian Tobin announces he will not seek the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. [75] Mr. Tobin rationalized his stepping out of the running as an opportunity for the Liberal Party to heal, revitalize and rejuvenate itself. In his words: "... I think it's time for new blood and I think it's time for new players and I think this is an opportunity for the Liberal party to renew itself and, in the process, to heal itself a little bit as well." and that: "I think that I've had my opportunity and I made my contribution. I enjoyed it enormously," (both quotes)[76]
  • February 1, 2006 -   Prim Minister Martin announces that he will remain leader of the Liberal Party until his successor is chosen but will not take on the position of leader of the opposition, allowing caucus to chose a parliamentary leader. Later that day the Liberal caucus chooses Bill Graham for that position, and Lucienne Robillard is named as his deputy. [77] Martin subsequently moved up the date his resignation became effective to March 19, 2006.
  • February 3, 2006 -   Both Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock announce they will not run for the leadership of the Liberal party. [78]
  • February 6, 2006 - Martin resigns as Prime Minister, succeeded by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
  • February 8, 2006 -   Martha Hall Findlay becomes first to declare candidacy for the leadership. [79]
  • March 1, 2006 -   The Toronto Star reports that Gerard Kennedy is seriously considering a leadership bid and that he is backed by Senator Terry Mercer, former national director of the Liberal Party of Canada. [80]
  • March 9, 2006 -   Scott Brison is revealed to have sent an email to an investment banker in November 2005 prior to the Martin government's change of policy on income trusts. It is also revealed that the RCMP had interviewed Brison as part of its investigation on an alleged leak of information on the policy shift and related claims of "insider trading". Though Brison insists he was only passing on public information, his judgement in the matter has raised questions about his suitability as a candidate for the party's leadership.[81]
  • March 13, 2006 -   Bob Rae gives a speech to the Canadian Club in Winnipeg outlining his views of the problems facing the country. He says he'll make up his mind on whether he'll run for the Liberal leadership in the next few days.[82]
  • March 14, 2006 - Mark Marissen, Martin's chief organizer in British Columbia, reportedly commits to manage the Dion leadership campaign. This likely confirms Marissen's wife Christy Clark is not considering a run at the leadership herself. [83]
  • March 18, 2006:
    • The federal Liberal Party's national executive holds the first of two days of meetings to decide on the date of the leadership convention as well as the preliminary rules for the contest.
    • Paul Martin formally resigns as leader and Bill Graham is appointed interim leader of the party until the convention.
  • March 19, 2006:
    • Convention rules and spending limits are finalized.
    • A press conference is held at 3 p.m., during which the date and location of the convention, the entrance fee for candidates, spending limits and other details of the process for selecting the new leader are announced. [84]
    •   Don Valley West MP John Godfrey becomes the second declared candidate for the leadership. "I intend to run [...] I just don't think this thing, in the end, is going to be won by money." [85]
  • March 20, 2006 - Musician Ashley MacIsaac declares himself a candidate for the leadership; his announcement is widely characterized in the media as a publicity stunt to promote his new album. However, MacIsaac never formally files his registration as a candidate, and announces in June that he is abandoning his campaign, officially citing his lack of ability to speak French.
  • March 23, 2006 - At the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Paul Zed and Dennis Mills host a cocktail reception honouring Sheila Copps for thirty years in public life. The event is attended by virtually every declared or rumoured leadership hopeful, and is viewed by most as the public launch of the leadership race.
  • March 29, 2006 -   Vaughan MP Maurizio Bevliacqua confirms in a television interview that he will likely be a candidate.
  • April 5, 2006
    • Gerard Kennedy resigns from the Ontario cabinet clearing the way for him to enter the federal leadership contest.[86]
    • According to the Globe & Mail, Bob Rae has submitted his application to join the Liberal Party.[87]
  • April 6, 2006 - Belinda Stronach announced she wouldn't join the race citing the way the contest is structured. Sources close to Stronach also cite her lack of French as a factor. [88]
  • April 7, 2006
    • The leadership campaign formally starts on this date, the first in which candidates can officially register and the date from which time window for the selection of delegates and party membership is counted.[89]
    • Stéphane Dion joined the race. His stated priorities include economic and social development, environmental sustainability and a better public health services. [90]
    • Michael Ignatieff officially declares his candidacy.[91]
  • April 8, 2006 - The Alberta wing of the Liberal Party holds its annual convention in Edmonton. A "leadership panel" is organized which is billed as the first opportunity for declared and prospective candidates to appear and "debate" each other. Declared candidates Clifford Blais, Stéphane Dion, John Godfrey, Martha Hall Findlay, Michael Ignatieff, and Gerard Kennedy, participate along with undeclared candidates Maurizio Bevilacqua, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, Ruby Dhalla, Joe Fontana, Hedy Fry, John McCallum, Bob Rae, Joe Volpe, and Paul Zed.[92] Denis Coderre was absent due to a prior commitment. [93] Ken Dryden could not attend due to a family wedding.[94]
  • April 12, 2006 - John Godfrey withdraws from the race, citing concerns about his health.
  • April 19, 2006 - Greater Toronto Area MP Maurizio Bevilacqua officially enters the race. [95]
  • April 21, 2006 - Toronto MP Joe Volpe enters race.[96]
  • April 23, 2006 - Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison enters the race.[97]
  • April 24, 2006 - Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae and Toronto MP Carolyn Bennett formally declare their candidacies.[98]
  • April 27, 2006 - Toronto MPP Gerard Kennedy enters the race.
  • April 28, 2006 - Toronto MP Ken Dryden launches his campaign.
  • May 4, 2006 - Hedy Fry announces her leadership bid.
  • June 1, 2006 - Following demands for an investigation and accusations that he had violated the Elections Act, Joe Volpe gives back $27,000 in donations given by the children of Apotex corporate executives who had exceeded the legal limit for their own individual donations.[99]
  • June 10, 2006 - The first formal leadership debate of the campaign occurred in Winnipeg. [100]
  • June 17, 2006 - Moncton hosted the campaign's second formal debate. [101]
  • July 4, 2006 - Deadline for anyone wishing to vote in the leadership election to take out party membership if they are not a member already or if they are a former member whose membership has lapsed. Those who were formerly "Life members" (a defunct category in Newfoundland and New Brunswick) have until the end of September to renew.
  • July 13, 2006 - The Toronto Star reports that Gerard Kennedy appears to have signed up more new members than any other candidate. The article says that it had been "conventional widsom" that Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae were the leaders in the race but "(t)hese numbers would indicate a change in the dynamic of the race". [102]
  • July 26, 2006 - Jim Karygiannis resigned as national chair of Joe Volpe's campaign due to disagreements over Volpe's position on the war in Lebanon.
  • August 14, 2006 - Maurizio Bevilacqua becomes the first official candidate to drop out of the race. He throws his support to Bob Rae.
  • August 21 - August 24, 2006 - Vancouver - National Liberal Caucus meets in Vancouver, BC
  • August 22, 2006 - Liberal Women's Caucus Leadership Forum in Vancouver.
  • September 10, 2006 - Quebec leadership and policy forum in Quebec City.
  • September 15, 2006 - Carolyn Bennett withdraws from the race and endorses Bob Rae.
  • September 17, 2006 - British Columbia leadership and policy forum in Vancouver.
  • September 25, 2006 - Hedy Fry withdraws and endorses Bob Rae.
  • September 29 - October 1, 2006 - "Super Weekend" during which all riding associations and party clubs elect delegates to the convention.
  • September 30, 2006 - Deadline for candidates to formally register.
  • October 10, 2006 - A debate for the "frontrunners" is hosted jointly by the Canadian Club of Toronto and the Empire Club of Canada. It is a tradition, according to the clubs, that dates back 100 years to invite the frontrunning candidates in Toronto mayoral elections as well as Ontario and federal leadership campaigns. Messrs. Ignatieff, Rae, Kennedy and Dion were invited but Mr. Ignatieff declined to attend. Mr. Ignatieff said he would not attend unless all eight candidates were allowed to participate though the clubs said he also offered to come and speak individually without other candidates present. [103]
  • October 15, 2006 - Toronto leadership and policy forum.
Joe Volpe speaking to the press, announcing his departure from the race.
Joe Volpe speaking to the press, announcing his departure from the race.
  • November 29 - December 1, 2006 - Liberal biennial convention.
  • December 1, 2006 - Candidate speeches and first ballot. Joe Volpe dropped out prior to the 1st ballot results were given, endorses Bob Rae. And after Rae was eliminated, endorses Stéphane Dion.
  • December 2, 2006
    • Martha Hall Findlay arrives last on the 1st ballot, endorses Stéphane Dion.
    • Scott Brison drops out after the 1st ballot, endorses Bob Rae. And after Rae was eliminated, endorses Michael Ignatieff.
    • Ken Dryden arrives last on the 2nd ballot, endorses Bob Rae. And after Rae was eliminated, endorses Stéphane Dion.
    • Gerard Kennedy drops out after the 2nd ballot, endorses Stéphane Dion.
    • Bob Rae arrives last on the 3rd ballot, releases delegates.
    • Stéphane Dion wins the Liberal leadership over Micheal Ignatieff on the 4th and final ballot.

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The first three leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada were not chosen at a convention. ... In Canadian politics, a leadership convention is held by a political party when the party needs to choose a leader due to a vacancy or a challenge to the incumbent leader. ... The candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006 have received the following endorsements. ... The Liberal Party of Canada allows a number of individuals to automatically become delegates to their conventions. ...

External links

  • Liberal Party of Canada website
    • Liberal leadership convention site
  • openpolitics.ca: Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006
  • Overview
  • CTV on candidates
2006 Liberal leadership candidates
Brison | Dion | Dryden | Hall Findlay | Ignatieff | Kennedy | Rae | Volpe

 
 

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