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Stephane Dion, Politics, the LIberal Party... all that stuff

Posted by phduffy on 2006-12-13 10:10:47
6 forum posts
I was thinking about posting something about Stephane Dion winning the Liberal Leadership race, and I got to thinking: Who was the last Liberal Leader not end up Prime Minister?

So I looked it up... and was surprised:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Canada#Leaders_of_the_Liberal_Party

The last leader of the Liberal party not to end up becoming Prime Minister was a guy named Edward Blake, who was the leader from 1880 to 1887.

There are a couple of interim leaders in there who weren't Prime Minister, but they never wanted to be, and there's one guy, John Turner, who never actually won an election, but did take over the party while they were still in power and was the PM for a while.

I don't really have much to add... just that that kind of blew my mind... and I guess we'll be seeing Prime Minister Dion at some point in the future.
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