Stéphane Maurice Dion PC MP (born September 28, 1955) is a Canadian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Saint-Laurent–Cartierville in Montreal since 1996. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and the Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons from 2006 to 2008. Dion resigned as Liberal leader after the party's defeat in the 2008 general election, but remained in Parliament and was re-elected in his riding in the 2011 election.
Dion is a former academic who served as a cabinet minister under Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin and, as such, is a Member of the Privy Council.
In anticipation of by-elections in early 1996, Jean Chrétien appointed two new "star candidates" from Quebec – ...
As federal Liberals mull who might be the interim party leader after Michael Ignatieff stepped down last week, one name has surfaced as a possibility: Stephane Dion.
After his disastrous - not as disastrous as Ignatieff's - showing at the polls in 2008, many political watchers had already written his obituary.
That even led to a Maclean's magazine article April 16 aptly titled, "Yes, Stéphane Dion is running again" as the incumbent candidate for the Quebec riding of Saint-Laurent— Cartierville.
"He still struggles with the English language. He is still awkward - somehow both ...
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...communications director Lague
MONTREAL- Liberal party leaders past and present attended a memorial service today for Mario Lague, Michael Ignatieff’s communications director who died in a motorcycle accident.
The 52-year-old Lague was on his way into work in Ottawa last Thursday when he was involved in a collision with a sport utility vehicle.
Ignatieff and former Liberal leaders Paul Martin and Stephane Dion were among those who attended the service in Montreal.
Lague served briefly as communications director to Martin and was also a political adviser to late Quebec ...
barby - in poll Stéphane Dion
Michael Ignatieff used an appearance in Alberta to slam his predecessor's carbon tax plan as the new Liberal leader opened his party's latest attempt to win back the West. "You can't win elections if you're adding to the input costs of a farmer putting diesel into his tractor, or you're adding to the input costs of a fisherman putting diesel into his fishing boat, or a trucker transporting goods," he said yesterday.Speaking of former leader Stéphane Dion's Green Shift plan, which would have sharply raised taxes on energy, Ignatieff told reporters: "You've got to work with the grain of ...
taktek - in poll Stéphane Dion