Why Canada's Liberals Could Pick an Iraq-War Supporter as Their Leader ; If Named the Liberal Party's Leader This Weekend, Michael Ignatieff Would Be a Candidate to Become the Next Prime Minister
Rebecca Cook Dube Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
It would be hard to imagine a more unlikely leader for Canada's Liberal Party than Michael Ignatieff, the Harvard professor-turned- politician.
He supported the deeply unpopular Iraq war, has less than a year's experience as an elected official, and has spent most of his adult life in Britain and the US.
And yet, Mr. Ignatieff is the front-runner going into this weekend's Liberal Party leadership election. With the Conservative minority government barely holding on to power, the contest's winner could be next in line to become the next prime minister of Canada.
Despite a campaign dogged by controversy, from the beginning Ignatieff has been compared to the …
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