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Liberal Quebec lieutenant resigns

Denis Coderre steps down over Outremont controversy


 

Denis Coderre has announced his resignation, saying he lost the “moral authority” to continue working as the Liberal lieutenant for Quebec. This comes just days after Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced former MP Martin Cauchon would become the candidate for Outremont overturning Coderre’s decision to have Nathalie Le Prohon run for the riding. Coderre criticized Ignatieff for ignoring the people who know what’s best for Quebecers. “I always believed the head office of the Liberal Party in Quebec was in Montreal and not Toronto,” he said. Coderre will remain as the MP for Bourassa.

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Liberal Quebec lieutenant resigns

  1. Chalk one up for Mike. Probably could have scored a second if he hadn't initially supported Coderre, but at least he got it right with time.

    • More importantly, democracy and the grassroots have triumphed over ego-centrism.

    • "At least he got it right with time."

      …which is not exactly a hard thing to do is it?

      Looks like Iggy can eventually make the right decision though…given enough time, political pressure and polling information.

      Not sure that turns too many people's cranks when selecting a leader.

  2. I always believed the head office of the Liberal Party in Outremont was in Outremont and not in Bourassa.

  3. The first time I ever saw the words "moral authority" and Denis Coderre in same sentence.

  4. This is a sign that the knives are out and Ignatieff's tenure as leader may not last long. He will likely only get one shot at becoming PM and if he fails, he falls. Coderre is a likely replacement considering the Liberal tradition of alternating Anglo & Quebecois leaders. Martin Cauchon is a threat to Coderre.

    Very revealing that everything a Liberal does is centred around a power grab. Nary a thought at what's best for the grassroots or the electorate.

  5. Wow, your insight into the Liberal Party is uncanny.

  6. He did put forard a very strong woman candidate, and I am not sure Iggy went ahead and took that away from her. I think it will remain in the hand of the NDP . Iggy is not a leader, unless Rae is shouting in his ear.Rae doesnt even bother to whisper anymore.The liberal; party of Toronto.

  7. He did put forward a very strong woman candidate, and I am not sure why Iggy went ahead and took that away from her. I think it will remain in the hand of the NDP . Iggy is not a leader, unless Rae is shouting in his ear.Rae doesnt even bother to whisper anymore.The liberal; party of Toronto.

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