Canada Votes 2011

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Layton basks in glow of election results

“We think of all those people that came before us, the millions of men and women who believed so passionately in a more fair society, and they refused to give up, often in the face of overwhelming odds,” Layton said. “We stand on the shoulders of these people today.”

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Duceppe steps down in resounding Bloc defeat

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe says he will step down as the leader of his party. The party will meet Tuesday to decide what steps it will take after the longtime leader of the separatist party in the House of Commons lost his seat to the NDP and witnessed his party reduced to three seats in Parliament. At dissolution, the Bloc held 47 seats.