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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff declares he can no longer support Stephen Harper's Conservative government during a speech in Sudbury on Sept. 1, 2009.

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"There will be one of two results in the next federal election; either the Liberal Party or the Conservatives will win the most seats. I intend to win the next election by presenting a big, optimistic plan for our country's future. If the voters put their faith in our party and we win the most seats, we will form a government that represents all Canadians. If the Liberal Party does not have the most seats after the next election, under absolutely no circumstance will we form a coalition or enter into any accord with other political parties to make me prime minister. If I was interested in taking power through such a deal, I would have become Prime Minister in January. I didn't and I won't enter into any such deals at any time in the future."

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