Friday, May 05, 2006

McCullum Declares Support For Iggs

Toronto-area Liberal MP John McCallum said Friday that he will not enter the federal Liberal leadership race. McCallum, who represents the Markham-Unionville riding, had said he was about 70 per cent certain he'd run but instead he has decided to back Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Michael Ignatieff.

He praised the rookie MP saying he has the capacity and commitment to rebuild Liberal support in Quebec. "He has the best chance of leading our party to victory in the next election,'' McCallum said of the former Harvard professor. He also credited Ignatieff with the ability to "inspire all Canadians."

In a statement, Ignatieff said McCallum will serve as a senior economic policy advisor for his campaign. McCallum is "one of Canada's leading thinkers on economic and fiscal policy," Ignatieff said in the press release.


At 1:29 PM, Blogger Red Tory said...

Yay! Good news.

At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not think Iggy can do it.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Anth, why not?

At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I met up with him when he came to Vancouver shortly before he threw his hat into the race. I did not like his character or how he took questions from the audience. I think we need a leader that can make a crowd roar. We need a strong leader that can take us into a campaign and win another us another government. Iggy is not that person.


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