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Deputy Ignatieff

This Magazine Staff

Former Liberal leadership front-runner and second place ballot-finisher, Michael Ignatieff, is to play deputy leader to party leader Stephane Dion? Act of party solidarity, indeed. With the rampant characterization of Ignatieff being “arrogant” and “entitled” the former Harvard professor is apparently not yet finished with Canadian politics and, in a resounding display of humility, not quite ready to walk away from his Liberal Party compass. Impressive indeed, but without full disclosure of the parties behind the scenes negotiations, it is unclear whether the maneuvers’ credit is due to Ignatieff or to Dion.

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