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Liberal Party of Canada

Party NameLiberal Party of Canada
Name NativeParti libéral du Canada
LeaderBob Rae (interim)
PresidentAlfred Apps
FoundationJuly 1, 1867
Headquarters81 Metcalfe St,
Suite 600
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6M8
PositionCentre to Centre-left
InternationalLiberal International
Seats House

Liberal Party of Canada

Liberal Party of Canada

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The Liberal Party of Canada ( ), colloquially known as the Grits, is the oldest federally registered party in Canada. In the conventional political spectrum, the party sits between the centre and the centre-left. On the Canadian political spectrum, the party occupies the centre, especially relative to the other two major federal official political parties, the New Democratic Party and the Conservative Party. By their own admission, the Liberal Party has historically positioned itself to the left of the Conservative Party and to the right of the New Democratic Party. The Liberal Party dominated federal politics for much of Canada's history, holding power for almost 69 years in the 20th century, more than any other party in a developed country.

On May 25, 2011, the Liberal Party caucus chose Bob Rae as their interim leader.

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