Remember how long John Turner hung around. The grit constitution does not allow a simple ouster, but more than that, the grits are no shape for a leadership race. So iffy will stay until at least after he loses the next election.
Liberals can't remove Ignatieff before next election, even if they wanted to
Untested Grit Leader Michael Ignatieff was a 'quick fix,' but trying to force him out would send party into a 'tailspin.'
By HARRIS MACLEOD
Published May 31, 2010
The Liberals are heading into the summer with their public support as low as it was under former leader Stéphane Dion, and some Grits are worried Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff will lead them to an even worse defeat in the next election, but options to improve the situation are limited.
"There has to be a growing concern about what's going to happen to the Liberal Party if he's at the helm in the next election," said Chris Dodd, who was a riding association president in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean, but tore up his membership over the way Mr. Ignatieff was crowned leader.