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Grits should drop feeling of entitlement and old-style name-calling tactics

Many Liberals believe it's only a matter of time before they'll be back in power. Well, it doesn't work that way.

TORONTO—If you look at the results from the 2006 Montreal Liberal leadership convention, you might assume that the next Liberal leader, after Bob Rae, will be Gerard Kennedy. That's because since Montreal, the Liberal leaders have picked from the top and have gone down the list of leadership participants ever since. After the winning candidate Stéphane Dion, the Liberals subsequently catapulted their first runner-up, Michael Ignatieff, next to the top.

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Grits should drop feeling of entitlement and old-style name-calling tactics

Many Liberals believe it's only a matter of time before they'll be back in power. Well, it doesn't work that way.

TORONTO—If you look at the results from the 2006 Montreal Liberal leadership convention, you might assume that the next Liberal leader, after Bob Rae, will be Gerard Kennedy. That's because since Montreal, the Liberal leaders have picked from the top and have gone down the list of leadership participants ever since. After the winning candidate Stéphane Dion, the Liberals subsequently catapulted their first runner-up, Michael Ignatieff, next to the top.

  

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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