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  Leadership Race - Liberal Party
RACE DETAILS
Parents > Canada > Liberal Party Leader
OfficeParty Leader
TypeLiberal Leadership Election
Filing Deadline September 30, 2006 - 12:00pm
Polls Open December 02, 2006 - 08:00am
Polls Close December 02, 2006 - 04:30pm
Term Start December 03, 2006 - 12:00pm
Term End December 10, 2008 - 12:00pm
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifiedDr. 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.
Description 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.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLiberal Won02/01/2006
NameBill Graham Votes1 (100.00%)
Term02/02/2006 - 12/05/2006 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLiberal Won12/10/2008
NameMichael Ignatieff Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/10/2008 - 05/04/2009 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 5.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
09/25/2006 12/02/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Bob Rae 3 ------
Michael Ignatieff 4 ------
Leaning Call: Michael Ignatieff (57.14%)
Weighted Call: Bob Rae (62.59%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
08/04/2005 10/12/2006

CANDIDATES
Photo
Name MP Stéphane Dion MP Michael Ignatieff MPP Bob Rae MPP Gerard Kennedy MP Ken Dryden MP Scott Brison MP Joe Volpe
PartyLiberal Liberal Liberal Liberal Liberal Liberal Liberal
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Uncertified Votes2,521 (33.26%) 2,084 (27.49%) 1,375 (18.14%) 884 (11.66%) 238 (3.14%) 192 (2.53%) 156 (2.06%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -437 (-5.77%) -1,146 (-15.12%) -1,637 (-21.60%) -2,283 (-30.12%) -2,329 (-30.73%) -2,365 (-31.20%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg13.04%-- 22.04%-- 27.04%-- 13.04%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
Ekos Research Associates 
10/10/06-10/12/06
12.00% -- 21.00% -- 26.00% -- 12.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Leger Marketing 
05/02/06-05/07/06
8.00% -- 7.00% -- 12.00% -- 8.00% -- 14.00% -- 3.00% -- 3.00% --
SES Research 
08/04/05-08/08/05
0.00% -- 4.00% -- 11.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  The Gazette (Montreal)
  Toronto Globe and Mail
LPC Adam Campbell [L]
LPC David Karwacki [L]
  Le Devoir
LPC Gary Merasty [L]
LPC John McCallum [L]
LPC Jean-Claude D'Amours [L]
D Andy
LPC Ralph Goodale [L]
LPC Diane Marleau [L]
LPC Hedy Fry [L]
LPC Dr. King Schultz
J Dr. Cynic
LPC Justin Trudeau [L]
LPC Raymond Chan [L]
D Bob
DL Some say...
LPC Richard Mahoney [L]
LPC Monte Kwinter [L]
I M@
LPC Mike Savage [L]
LPC Mark Eyking [L]
D Ex-New Jerseyan
LPC Lui Temelkovski [L]
LPC Yasmin Ratansi [L]
LPC Massimo Pacetti [L]
CPC Wajid Khan [L]
MORE CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Martha Hall Findlay  
PartyLiberal  
Website [Website]  
Uncertified Votes130 (1.72%)  
Margin-2,391 (-31.54%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 3 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%--  
Ekos Research Associates 
10/10/06-10/12/06
0.00% --
Leger Marketing 
05/02/06-05/07/06
1.00% --
SES Research 
08/04/05-08/08/05
0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 02, 2006 05:00pm News Dion takes Liberal leadership on 4th ballot  Article Monsieur 
Nov 29, 2006 11:05pm Speech Campaign everywhere, [Governor Howard] Dean advises Liberals as convention opens  Article Monsieur 
Nov 29, 2006 04:00pm News Grit leadership convention kicks off in Montreal  Article Monsieur 
Nov 23, 2006 07:00pm News Grit leadership hopefuls might merge to knock out front-runners  Article Monsieur 
Nov 11, 2006 10:00am Election Guide Grit leadership hopefuls hustling for support  Article Monsieur 
Oct 17, 2006 03:00pm Election Guide As Dion tears into leadership rivals, Kennedy hopes to pick up the pieces  Article Monsieur 

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