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2006 LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONTEST:

Liberal Party of Canada federal leadership convention held in Montreal on December 2, 2006.

FIRST BALLOT:

Name
Votes
Michael Ignatieff

1,412

(29.3%)

Bob Rae
977

(20.3%)

Stéphane Dion
856

(17.8%)

Gerard Kennedy
854

(17.7%)

Ken Dryden
238

(4.9%)

Scott Brison
192

(4.9%)

Gene Whelan
Joe Volpe
156

(3.2%)

Gene Whelan
Martha Hall Findlay
130

(2.7%)

Gene Whelan
Maurizio Bevilacqua

Withdrew
14 Aug 06
-
Endorsed
Bob Rae

Gene Whelan
Carolyn Bennett
Withdrew
15 Sept 06
-
Endorsed
Bob Rae
-
Hedy Fry
Withdrew
25 Sept 06
-
Endorsed
Bob Rae

Notes: Findlay was eliminated after the first ballot and endorsed Dion. Brison and Volpe both withdrew after the first ballot and endorsed Rae.

SECOND BALLOT:

Name
Votes
Michael Ignatieff

1,481

(31.8%)

Bob Rae
1,132

(24.1%)

Stéphane Dion
974

(20.8%)

Gerard Kennedy
884

(18.8%)

Ken Dryden
219

(4.7%)

Notes: Dryden was eliminated after the second ballot and endorsed Rae. Kennedy withdrew after the second ballot and endorsed Dion after the third ballot.

THIRD BALLOT:

Name
Votes
Stéphane Dion

1,782

(37.0%)

Michael Ignatieff
1,660

(34.5%)

Bob Rae
1,375

(28.5%)

Notes: Rae was eliminated after the third ballot, but made no endorsement as to the remaining candidates.

FOURTH BALLOT:

Name
Votes
Stéphane Dion

2,521

(54.7%)

Michael Ignatieff
2,084

(45.3%)

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