Michael Ignatieff becomes a privy councillor - Macleans.ca

Michael Ignatieff becomes a privy councillor

Will join council that privately advises government

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff will be sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of Canada on Friday, according to the Globe and Mail. Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered Ignatieff the position last December and on Friday, a senior Liberal official called the move not unusual. Opposition Leaders have often become Privy Council members: as leader of the opposition, Harper himself was sworn in in 2004 under former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin.

Globe and Mail

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