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Op-Ed: Michael Ignatieff former Liberal leader to return to Harvard

Toronto - After leading the Canadian Federal Liberal Party to a disastrous electoral defeat, former leader Michael Ignatieff will return to Harvard University in a part-time position but will also teach at the University of Toronto as well.

Former leader of Canada's liberal party says Quebec will separate

In a BBC-TV documentary on the possibility of Scotland declaring independence from Britain, the former leader of Canada' s Liberal Party said that the Canadian province of Quebec will again push to separate from Canada. Some day it will succeed, he said.

Op-Ed: Canada's Layton leaves big shoes to fill

Once Jack Layton is properly feted and supporters and respect-filled rivals, alike, get to wish him well in his second cancer battle, the New Democratic Party will soon embark on the biggest political challenge in party history.

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.

Op-Ed: Rasputin's Murder And Canadian Politics

Was the Liberal Party of Canada jinxed by a 95-year-old curse? What does Rasputin’s murder have to do with Canadian Politics?

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.

Leader of Canada's Liberal Party Michael Ignatieff steps down

Toronto - Michael Ignatieff has stepped down as the leader of Canada's Liberal Party. After a record defeat Monday night where Michael Ignatieff lost his own riding and the party secured only 34 seats in the House of Commons, the move was expected.

WikiLeaks: U.S. cables show officials analyzing Canadian leaders

Ottawa - With just one day until Canadian voters head to the polls, WikiLeaks has published United States cables that show U.S. officials dissecting each of Canada's federal party leaders. What do officials south of the border think of the country's leaders?

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff rallies voters on election eve Special

Toronto - On the eve of Canada's federal election, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, who has slid to third place in the polls, tried to gain some momentum before Monday. Ignatieff campaigned throughout southern Ontario Sunday.

Ignatieff vows to defend 'integrity' of gun registry Special

Vancouver - With opinion polls showing his support falling, Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff strongly defended gun control on Tuesday while condemning the Conservative government's record on helping crime victims.

Liberal, NDP leaders celebrate Sikh Khalsa Day in Toronto Special

Toronto - As thousands of Canadian Sikhs celebrated Khalsa Day at Toronto's Queen's Park, Liberal and New Democratic Party leaders Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton made a brief stop at the event. The two shook hands when their campaigns collided.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: 'The campaign has just begun' Special

Toronto - Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, spoke in downtown Toronto Sunday. Ignatieff, standing alongside Liberal colleagues, commented on the latest polls, the recent campaign vandalism and his “campaign of style.”

5 Questions with Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff Special

Ottawa - In an interview with Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada speaks to Digital Journal about equal opportunity, his party's Canadian Learning Strategy and the country's role in Afghanistan.

Canadian Liberal leader criticizes Tories over debate no-shows

Toronto - Canadian Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff criticized the Conservative Party by the numerous reports of Tory no-shows at local candidates debates. At the same time, Ignatieff has said he won't attend his Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding debates.

Op-Ed: Canadian Federal Leaders debate exposes weakness of opposition

I watched yesterday's debate among the leaders of Canada's main political parties and it seems to me Prime Minister Stephen Harper would get the majority government he wants if the Liberals and New Democrats don't come together in some way.

Canadian federal leaders comment on their debate performances

Ottawa - The English federal leaders' debate has come to a close, and the party leaders are now gearing up for the French debate. Who won? Who lost? Who made the biggest gain? What do the leaders think of their performances?

Liveblog: Canadian Federal Leaders Debate Special

Starting at 7 p.m. Digital Journal is covering the Canadian Federal Leaders Debate live. Join our liveblog play-by-play coverage, join in the discussion and debate and take part in live polls.

Canadian Conservatives hold strong 9-point lead ahead of debates

Toronto - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party are maintaining a comfortable lead over Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party ahead of Tuesday's English debates and with less than three weeks until voters head to the polls.

Digital Journal to liveblog Canadian leaders debate April 12

On April 12 at 7 p.m. ET, Digital Journal will host a liveblog covering Canada's first English-only leaders debate ahead of the May election. Canada's top party leaders will debate one-on-one and also field questions from the host.

Canadian federal leaders' televised debates to include one-on-one

Ottawa - After much discussion over 2008's Canadian federal election debates, the Broadcasting Consortium announced that next week's format for the two televised debates – the first in English and the other in French - will be one-on-one.

Ontario Premier wades into Canada election, wants equal treatment

Toronto - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has gotten himself involved in the Canadian federal election campaign trail. McGuinty demanded that the federal government provide equal treatment to Ontario by subsidizing the province's electricity infrastructure.

Canadian party leaders put forward campaign platforms on Day 4

Brantford - The party leaders are starting to put forth their platforms. New Democrat Jack Layton will cap credit card rates. Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants a tax break for families. Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is proposing a $1 billion education plan.

Polls: Where Canada's party leaders stand for upcoming election

Ottawa - It is official: Canadian voters will head to the polls on May 2. They will either give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives a majority or kick them out and give Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals a chance to lead.

Canadian federal election called for May 2

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Governor General David Johnston this morning to request Canada's 40th Parliament be dissolved. Emerging from Rideau Hall just after 9 a.m., Harper announced a federal election will take place May 2.

Harper government falls on non-confidence vote

Ottawa - For first time in Canadian history a minority government has been found in contempt of Parliament. The result is that a non-confidence vote spurred by Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party has brought down the Harper government.

Canada: Harper government faces non-confidence vote Friday

Ottawa - On Friday a non-confidence motion tabled by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on Wednesday against the Conservative government may spark the fifth federal election in 10 years.

Op-Ed: An open letter to Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff: Bill C-300

Ottawa - An open letter to a Canadian politician who was not present at a key vote in Parliament this week, which might have started to rein in Canada's extraction industries (mining, oil, gas) abroad: Bill C-300.

The world according to Liberal party leader Michael Ignatieff Special

Montreal - Canadian Liberal opposition leader in a major address in Montreal this week, outlined his party's foreign policy agenda, while impugning Harper's Conservatives for diminishing Canada's stature on the world stage with their reactionary policies.

Ignatieff endorses Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament

Liberal Party of Canada leader Michael Ignatieff endorsed the grassroots Facebook group, Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Wednesday.

Harper moves to prorogue Canadian parliament until March 2010

After being called Canada's news maker of the year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hanging on to his title by proroguing parliament until 2010.
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Liberal Member of Parliament Bob Rae (L) and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.
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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament Kathleen Wynne looking at each other's shoes.
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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff hugging a child
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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff looking at a Queen's Park stone that his father laid down.
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Liberal Member of Parliament Bob Rae (L), Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Liberal candidate Christine Innes.
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