September 10 and 11, 2009 – Liberal leader Micheal Ignatieff says the Liberal Party will never enter into a governing coalition with the NDP and Bloc because “it would not be in the national interest”.
I could be standing here as the Prime Minister of Canada. I turned it down; we turned it down in January. I don’t think I need to give further proof of my feeling that that’s not what Canadians want. I agree with Canadians.
– Michael Ignatieff
- Video: New Liberal leader Ignatieff prepared to lead coalition government (December 10th, 2008)