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Leadership Race - Liberal Party
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|Office||Party Leader |
|Type||Liberal Leadership Election|
|Filing Deadline|| September 30, 2006 - 12:00pm Central|
|Polls Open|| December 02, 2006 - 08:00am Central|
|Polls Close|| December 02, 2006 - 04:30pm Central|
|Term Start|| December 03, 2006 - 12:00pm|
|Term End|| December 10, 2008 - 12:00pm|
|Last Modified||Dr. King Schultz October 16, 2012 12:34am|
|Data Sources||[Link] |
Results entered below are the highest number of votes received by a candidate in any round.
Paul Martin announced his resignation as party leader on January 23, 2006 following the Liberals' loss in the federal election. |
First ballot results:
Ignatieff - 1,412 votes (29.33%)
Rae - 977 (20.29%)
Dion - 856 (17.78%)
Kennedy - 854 (17.74%)
Dryden - 238 (4.94%)
Brison - 192 (3.99%)
Volpe - 156 (3.24%)
Hall Findlay - 130 (2.70%)
Hall Findlay automatically dropped off the ballot and endorsed Stephane Dion. Volpe and Brison voluntarily dropped off the ballot and endorsed Bob Rae.
Second ballot results:
Ignatieff - 1,481 (31.58%)
Rae - 1,132 (24.14%)
Dion - 974 (20.77%)
Kennedy - 884 (18.85%)
Dryden - 219 (4.77%)
Dryden automatically dropped off the ballot and endorsed Bob Rae. Kennedy voluntarily dropped off the ballot and supported Stephane Dion.
Third ballot results:
Dion - 1,782 (36.99%)
Ignatieff - 1,660 (34.46%)
Rae - 1,375 (28.54%)
Rae was eliminated from the race and released his delegates without formally endorsing either remaining candidate.
Fourth ballot results:
Dion - 2,521 (54.74%)
Ignatieff - 2,084 (45.26%)
Stéphane Dion was declared Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and the convention adjourned.