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Dion's biggest problem? He only listens to himself

Libs have known since December 2006 they were in trouble, but nobody expected their second choice would be so bad

TORONTO—In December 2006 in Montreal, Stéphane Dion was the only candidate for the leadership of the party who failed to finish his speech. He was stopped by organizers when he went over his assigned time. The day after, when he actually won the race, he started his acceptance speech by saying that one of the perks that come with winning the leadership is that "now nobody can stop my speeches!"

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Dion's biggest problem? He only listens to himself

Libs have known since December 2006 they were in trouble, but nobody expected their second choice would be so bad

TORONTO—In December 2006 in Montreal, Stéphane Dion was the only candidate for the leadership of the party who failed to finish his speech. He was stopped by organizers when he went over his assigned time. The day after, when he actually won the race, he started his acceptance speech by saying that one of the perks that come with winning the leadership is that "now nobody can stop my speeches!"

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE