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The '''Liberal Party of Canada''' is a federal political party within the [[Canadian]] Federal Government.  Other Liberal Parties exist in all of the Canadian Provinces, but not all are directly afflicated with the federal party.  The party's former leader [[Stéphane Dion]], was often portrayed as a very innefectual leader and is often lampooned in the Canadian media.<ref>Stéphane Dion [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLNfNsHooNo portrayed as an idiot by the CBC]</ref>  He was ousted as leader in December 2008 by [[Michael Ignatieff]], who was been continuously seen as a opportunist and only in it for himself.
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The '''Liberal Party of Canada''', or '''parti libéral du canada''' is a federal political party within the [[Canadian]] Federal Government.  Other Liberal Parties exist in all of the Canadian Provinces, but not all are directly afflicated with the federal party.  The current party leader has not yet been decided, although a vote is planned for April, 2013. Historically, the Liberal party has been either the ruling party, or the [[Official Opposition]]. It is generally to the (far) left of the [[Conservative Party of Canada]], yet to the right of the [[New Democratic Party of Canada|NDP]]. It is also the oldest party in Canada. The Liberal Party, and liberals in Canada are known informally as "Grits". They are opposed by the [[Conservative Party of Canada|Conservative Party]], [[New Democratic Party]] and the sovereigntist [[Bloc Québecois]].
 
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==2011 Elections==
In the past, the party has been traditionally a center and  slightly left of center party based chiefly in vote rich [[Ontario]] and [[Québec]], and has been known as "Canada's Governing Party" because of the large number of elections they have won. However, the party has been rocked by a sponsorship scandal in Québec of late, and their popularity has not returned. The Liberals have not been as popular in western Canada, where voters have voted for the [[Conservative Party of Canada|Conservatives]].
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In the 2011 elections the Liberals were demolished by the success of the NDP. The Liberals seat total reduced from 77 in the to a record low of 34 making them, for the first time ever, the third party in Canadian politics. Their leader at the time Michael Ignatieff failed to win even his own riding and resigned as party leader. Bob Rae former, NDP turned Liberal former premier of Ontario has taking up the position as the parties in-term leader until further notice.
 
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The Liberal Party is has been plagued for years by corruption scandals. It also wholeheartedly rejects [[conservative]] and [[family values]]; it instituted socialized medicine, legalized [[gay marriage]], decriminalized [[marijuana]] possession, upholds taxpayer-funded [[abortion]], and affirms man-made contribution to [[global warming]]. Stéphane Dion, a former sociology professor, and a devout Catholic.
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The Liberal Party, and liberals in Canada are known informally as "Grits".  
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They are opposed by the [[Conservative Party of Canada|Conservative Party]], [[New Democratic Party]] and the sovereigntist [[Bloc Québecois]].
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In the 2011 elections the Liberals were demolished by the success of the Conservatives and the NDP. The Liberals seat total reduced from 77 in the to a record low of 34 making them the third party in Canadian politics. Their leader at the time Michael Ignatieff failed to win even his own riding and resigned as party leader. Bob Rae former NDP turned Liberal former premier of Ontario has taking up the position as the parties in-term leader until further notice.
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Revision as of 18:41, 12 November 2012

The Liberal Party of Canada, or parti libéral du canada is a federal political party within the Canadian Federal Government. Other Liberal Parties exist in all of the Canadian Provinces, but not all are directly afflicated with the federal party. The current party leader has not yet been decided, although a vote is planned for April, 2013. Historically, the Liberal party has been either the ruling party, or the Official Opposition. It is generally to the (far) left of the Conservative Party of Canada, yet to the right of the NDP. It is also the oldest party in Canada. The Liberal Party, and liberals in Canada are known informally as "Grits". They are opposed by the Conservative Party, New Democratic Party and the sovereigntist Bloc Québecois.

2011 Elections

In the 2011 elections the Liberals were demolished by the success of the NDP. The Liberals seat total reduced from 77 in the to a record low of 34 making them, for the first time ever, the third party in Canadian politics. Their leader at the time Michael Ignatieff failed to win even his own riding and resigned as party leader. Bob Rae former, NDP turned Liberal former premier of Ontario has taking up the position as the parties in-term leader until further notice.

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