Posts Tagged ‘Jack Layton’
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Jack Layton’s final letter to Canadians
Harper wins Conservative majority
Jack Layton: Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition
Elizabeth May wins the Green Party’s first seat in Parliament
Duceppe quits as Bloc Québécois collapses
Ignatieff leads Liberals to historic defeat
September 20 to 24, 2010 - Liberal leader Micheal Ignatieff and NDP leader Jack Layton comment on Canada’s bid for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council, while Prime Minister Harper makes his pitch at the United Nations.
February 10 to March 18, 2010 – The Liberals, NDP and Bloc Québécois are moving to assert the supremacy of Parliament over the government’s refusal to provide uncensored documents related to the treatment of Afghan detainees.
The opposition parties have introduced motions that would find the government in contempt of Parliament and could lead to a snap election.
- Parliamentary motion demanding uncensored documents (December 10, 1009)
- Justice Iacobucci’s terms of reference (March 13, 2010)
- Attorney General Rob Nicholson’s response (March 31, 2010)
September 2 and 3, 2009 – Federal party leaders position themselves after Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals began pushing for a fall election.
Prime Minister Harper says he will not make any “backroom deals” but is willing to listen to specific proposals coming from the other parties.
The Liberals have abandoned the blue-ribbon EI consultation panel they negotiated in June, and Ignatieff says he won’t negotiate with Harper any longer.
Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe says the Bloc is ready for an election, and they will vote in the interests of Quebec on an issue-by-issue basis.
NDP leader Jack Layton denies any existing deals with the Liberal Party or Bloc. Layton he says he will not make any “backroom deals”, and that Stephen Harper must “reach out” and take action on NDP issues or he will not support the Conservatives in the House of Commons.
- Video: Liberals push for fall election (September 1, 2009)