Michael G. Ignatieff
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1947.05.12 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
OCCUPATION: College Professor, Author, Broadcast Journalist.
POLITICAL PARTY: Liberal.
Leader of the Official Opposition (2008.12.10 - ).
Interim Leader, Liberal Party of Canada (December 2008 - ). Elected without opposition.
Deputy Leader, Liberal Party of Canada (December 2006 - December 2008).
Candidate for Leader of the Liberal Party of Canadian, December 2006. First ballot: 1st place (out of eight candidates) with 1,412 votes - 29.3%. Second ballot: 1st place with 1,481 votes (31.8%). Third ballot: 2nd place with 1,660 votes (34.5%). Fourth ballot: Defeated for Leader by Stéphane Dion by a vote of 2,521 (54.7%) to 2,084 (45.3%).
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