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Outremont feud puts Ignatieff in bind
|Last Edited||Monsieur Sep 23, 2009 06:27pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Toronto Globe and Mail|
|News Date||Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is coming under intense pressure to reverse a decision that blocks Martin Cauchon's political comeback in the prized Quebec riding of Outremont. |
Party insiders say discussions between emissaries for the former justice minister and the leader's office are taking place in a bid to find a “win-win solution” to the controversy.
Mr. Ignatieff sparked a backlash within the party when he confirmed Monday that he's decided to appoint a woman as the Liberal candidate in Outremont, a Montreal riding held by Mr. Cauchon for 11 years before his retirement from politics in 2004.
His decision appeared to slam the door on Mr. Cauchon's hopes of making a political comeback. But in the wake of the backlash, insiders close to Mr. Cauchon say the leader's office is now considering a number of other options, including:
– Finding another riding for Nathalie Le Prohon, the businesswoman Mr. Ignatieff intends to appoint in Outremont.
– Finding another riding for Mr. Cauchon.
– Allowing Liberal grassroots in Outremont to choose their preferred candidate in an open nomination contest.
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