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Populist Canadian New Democrat Peter Kormos dies at 60

Welland - Peter Kormos, a long time former member of the Ontario legislature and outspoken, popular politician, was found dead in his Welland Ontario apartment Saturday morning. The immediate cause of death was not announced. The cause is under investigation.

Bob Rae confirms he will not seek Canada's Liberal leadership

Ottawa - After months of speculation, interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae has finally confirmed that he will not seek the party's permanent leadership. Up until as late as last week, Rae had planned to run for leader.

Poll: Half of Canadians say Liberals are a 'Party of the Past'

Toronto - The Liberal Party of Canada suffered a historic demotion in last year's federal election. A new poll finds more than half of Canadians feel the Grits are a "Party of the Past," while the same poll finds agreement among a Liberal/New Democrat merger.

Bob Rae demands Canadian PM's resignation over F-35 'lie'

Ottawa - Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is demanding the immediate resignation of Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the F-35 stealth fighter fiasco, which he states the Tory leader 'lied' about.

Canadian Tories launch attack ads against Liberal leader Bob Rae

Toronto - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives have launched new attack ads against Liberal Party interim leader Bob Rae and his economic record as the New Democratic Party Premier of Ontario.

Poll: Bob Rae top choice for Canadian Liberal Party leadership

Toronto - A new poll suggests that voters believe Canadian Member of Parliament and interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae would be the best person to lead the federal party. Rae has been quiet on whether or not he will seek the party's leadership.

Canada: Recent polls shows Liberals gaining ground

Ottawa - A recent Nanos poll shows that the popularity of the Canadian Liberal Party under interim leader Bob Rae has pushed them into second place behind the Conservatives, and ahead of the NDP.

ON Premier rumoured to be interested in Ottawa Liberal top job

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is rumoured to be interested in running for the federal Liberal Party leadership to replace interim leader Bob Rae. That is, if Rae doesn't decide to run himself.

Op-Ed: Is Bob Rae the Liberals next Keith Davey?

Ottawa - Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is in a unique position to radically shake up the stale politics of the Liberal Party of Canada. He would do well to take a page out of the legendary Liberal kingmaker Keith Davey's playbook for inspiration.

Op-Ed: Canada — Rae in the right about NDP, Liberal merger

Canada's Liberals and New Democrats share a lot: their opposition of the Harper-led Conservatives, their lack of clear leadership heading into the next election, and according to former Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, several key values.

Canada's Liberals up in the polls, NDP, Tories take a minor dip

Toronto - It has been nearly four months since Canadian voters headed to the polls. After a historic election, where do the federal parties and their leaders stand with the electorate? New polling numbers suggest a minor change in support.

Canada: Liberal party agrees to delay leadership vote for 2 years

Ottawa - Canada's federal Liberal party will wait two full years before choosing its next leader in order to give the party time to rebuild and avoid extinction within the Canadian political landscape.

Canadian government misled parliament on G-8 costs: AG report

Ottawa - An Auditor-General report found Canada's Conservative government misled parliamentarians on the appropriation of funds leading up to last summer's G8 summit.

WikiLeaks reveals tension in Liberal Party between Ignatieff, Rae

Toronto - Michael Ignatieff is gone as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Bob Rae has stepped in to become the interim leader for the next 18 months. New WikiLeaks cables suggest that there was tension between the two prior to the federal election.

Liberal caucus appoints MP Bob Rae as interim Liberal Leader

Ottawa - It’s final. After weeks of speculation and rumours, the Liberal caucus has chosen Toronto Centre Member of Parliament Bob Rae as the party's interim leader. Rae will serve until a permanent leader is found to succeed Michael Ignatieff.

Op-Ed: Rae could be the solution to Liberal Party woes

Ottawa - In the same week Liberal MP Bob Rae announced he would be seeking the party's interim leadership, Liberal Party brass are moving to delay a leadership vote.

Will Canada's Liberals, New Democrats merge into one party?

Toronto - After Michael Ignatieff's Liberal Party of Canada took a severe beating in last week's federal election, there have been talks of a "progressive" merger between the Liberals and the New Democratic Party. But NDP Leader Jack Layton is not interested.

Canadian Liberal MP Bob Rae debates opponents in Toronto Centre Special

Toronto - Canadians will head to the polls in two weeks. Although the federal party leaders have concluded their televised debates, local debates are being held all over the country. The Toronto Centre held the first set of debates Friday evening.

Canadian Libertarian federal candidate talks issues, election Special

Toronto - Judi Falardeau will be running as the Libertarian candidate in the Toronto Centre riding for the upcoming Canadian federal election. Falardeau will be the face of limited government and personal liberty in the electoral district election.

Canadian Member of Parliament Bob Rae talks 'exporting democracy' Special

Toronto - Canadian Liberal Member of Parliament Bob Rae discussed his latest book "Exporting Democracy" at the Toronto Reference Library. The former Ontario Premier was interviewed by Toronto Star columnist James Travers.

Canadian Lib MP Rae accuses Tony Clement of 'not telling truth'

Ottawa - Liberal Member of Parliament, Bob Rae, has accused Industry Ministry, Tony Clement, of "not telling the truth" when it comes to the controversial situation between Statistics Canada, the Conservative government and the census.

Bob Rae sings 'Stephen Harper: He Prorogues' at fund event

Member of Parliament Bob Rae sang at the Liberal Party of Canada's Victory Fund Bash on Thursday in a mockery of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's piano performance of he Beatles' tune "Let It Be."

Canadian MP Bob Rae Denied Entry to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka refused to allow Canadian Liberal MP Bob Rae into their nation Tuesday. The government of Sri Lanka claims Rae allegedly supports Tamil Tiger rebels.

Canadian Liberal Party Need New Leader Now, Rae and Ignatieff Announce

Both Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff say the Liberal Party needs a new leader before the Canadian Parliament resumes sitting in January 2009.

Dion Steps Down as Canadian Liberal Leader

Stephane Dion, leader of the federal Liberal party, will step down and a new leader will be chosen at the May 2009 Liberal leadership convention.
 

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