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Justin Trudeau is “undecided” about whether he wants to replace Ignatieff

Liberal party needs more than just a “cute leader,” MP says


 

Liberal MP Justin Trudeau says he’s “undecided” about whether he wants to replace Michael Ignatieff as Liberal party leader after the party’s massive defeat in Monday’s election, the CBC reports. Trudeau is one of only 34 re-elected Liberal MPs, and says the party “saw this coming, although not this bad.” Ignatieff has resigned as party leader after losing his own seat. The the party is to choose an interim leader next week until a leadership convention can be held. Trudeau says that “a lot of people are turning to” him, maybe due to the legacy of his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and that it “concerns” him. “It’s not going to be fixed by picking a cute leader or the right leader or whatever,” he says. He called the Liberals’ resounding defeat a “collective failure” and said the party needs to be rebuilt.

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Justin Trudeau is “undecided” about whether he wants to replace Ignatieff

  1. "… Justin Trudeau is “undecided” …" ?
    Well, that's a landslide victory in itself for him, since the almost half of Canada was "undecided" when it came to voting, then I guess, on common ground alone, Justin would easily win, hands down.

    Go Justin Go !

  2. Perhaps he should just stick to protecting his father's legacy……because he has no future being associated in any way with the Liberal party……..those ashes are too scattered for the Phoenix to rise!!

  3. I like him a lot, and just as long as he is part of rebuilding, I will be happy.
    In the meantime, good luck Canada with the next four years of neo-con he!! you just bought yourselves.

    Harper, ^NOT^ my leader.

  4. I really like him, and as long as he is part of the rebuilding, I will be happy.

    In the meantime, good luck Canada with the neocon he!! you just bought yourself for the next four years.

    Harper: ^NOT^ my leader.

    • Yes, yes, we'll soon be seeing those soldiers in the streets, the death penalty for abortion, casual military adventurism, public hospitals demolished, all that. Very Margaret Atwood, I'm sure.

      • We will??! Gosh, and I thought it was only going to be the death of healthcare. thanks for keeping us all in the loop.

  5. 's not going to be fixed by picking a cute leader or the right leader or whatever,” he says. He called the Liberals' resounding defeat a “collective failure” and said the party needs to be rebuilt.

    That's the smartest thing I've ever heard him say. Good for him.

    • Isn't it a bit presumptuous of him to call himself cute?

      • I’m sure he was just referring to Ruby Dhalla.

  6. "A lot of people are turning to [Trudeau]…" What this indicates is the total and absolute bankruptcy of the Liberal Party of Canada. Other than his name and physical resemblance to his late father, what qualifies Justin Trudeau to be Party Leader now?
    He's personally less qualified than Ignatieff. Oh well, the Liberals now have at least four years to choose a real Leader.
    P.S. By the way: What I wrote about Justin Trudeau's lack of leadership qualifications goes double for that perennial loser Bob Rae.

  7. Sheila Fraser would have more National appeal. I’d even consider voting Liberal for Her.

    • NO WOMEN, they are too emotional and if they are at the age of menopause…please…no women!

  8. Is the Liberal tank really that empty?

    • To have Bob Rae as an interem leader is even more an act of desperation. Why can't they have Axworthy fill that temporary position?

  9. These folks look sunk.

  10. Duh, lets go for the "cute" guy.

  11. Trudeaus kid… as intellectual as a fart.

  12. I would like to quote a comment from another article on the day of the election…it is a direct quote, obviously written by an immigrant. CBC news article…May 2, 2011…Headline…IGNATIEFF'S Liberals lose Official status…here's the comment:
    "The main reason Libreal lost this time because Ontario, BC and Quebec government did HST. Many immigrant citizen did not care about Federal or Provincial election. They just knew which party did something wrong to them. This time is good result what we see libreal lost most seat in Ontario because Ontario Government did not think they did wrong with HST. This was good warning to Ontario govermment to decide what they need to exchange. If they would not change, they will lost most seats in next Provincial election because we never forget HST!
    I printed and saved that comment because when I tried to reply to that comment I was censored.
    The Liberals pandered to the immigrant, and this country is overcome with this attitude of immigrants….these immigrants do not come here to "be Canadian", they come here to take from Canadians and finally Canadians saw through Ignatieff….

  13. Justin Trudeau sits on the Standing Committee for Immigration. The ridiculous number of immigrants is going to become a huge problem for this country…there is even immigrants on that committee, why are immigrants deciding who gets into Canada? The President and CEO of Canada Post is an immigrant from India, India is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. His name is Deepak Chopra…google it please. Isn't there a Canadian good enough for that job?

  14. I want to quote someone who loves this country…a very wise man.
    He said "immigrants built this country and immigrants will be the ruin of this country"
    I am not opposed to immigration…there are some legitimate immigrants who come here and love Canada, but there are also many immigrants who mean harm to this country and that is what I am opposed to. I am not willing to give up my culture and I am not willing to accomodate a culture that makes me uncomfortable and afraid.

    • DOLLY CANADIAN, REAL DEEEEP THINKER. HEY, THE NDP WILL HAVE A VACANCY FOR YOU PRETTY SOON WHEN THE VEGAS GIRL GETS TURFED.

      • You….NOT a deep thinker!

  15. hey dolly, are you a chick? Like, what's up with the misogyny?

  16. I do not hate women…I said…women are too emotional…they make decisions based on emotions and I say that because I am a woman.
    Right now I feel very emotional about what an a** you are and I wouldn't be able to be rational in my decisions about what I would do if I ever saw you face to face.

    • I believe you represent the neandethal party currently running the country into the ground. You have a pretty good case of self loathing.

      Your closing words are true to form.

  17. Don't worry about Margaret Atwood…the queen of monotone will be imprisoned along with Justin and any other enemies of the regime in Goosetanamo Bay.

  18. It'd be like making Axworthy the captain of the post ice berg Titanic.

    Not exactly a career builder.

  19. Dollycanadian writes, in response to my querying of her self loathing "I do not hate women…I said…women are too emotional…they make decisions based on emotions and I say that because I am a woman.
    Right now I feel very emotional about what an a** you are and I wouldn't be able to be rational in my decisions about what I would do if I ever saw you face to face. "
    Hey, I think I am a victim of unreported crime! Based on her threat, I am going to be sure to add that I am a victim of crime to my census forms this weekend, and normally I wouldn't report it, but what the heck. The new law and order government promised it would protect victims like me from angy self-haters like dolly.

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