The Liberal Party executive have appointed Micheal Ignatieff as the interim leader of the Liberal Party until he is acclaimed at a formal leadership convention in May 2009.
Ignatieff took direct aim at Stephen Harper in his first press conference as Liberal leader, saying he is prepared to defeat the Conservatives and lead a coalition government.
I am prepared to vote non-confidence in this government. And I am prepared to enter into a coalition government with our partners.
– Micheal Ignatieff
- Video: Dion attacks Harper at debut press conference (December 14, 2006)