Liberal Leader Stephane Dion said he takes full responsibility for a key byelection loss to the NDP in Quebec on Monday, and vowed the party will perform better next time.
"It's my responsibility to win the byelection and I take the responsibility for what happened and the responsibility to be sure that next time we'll be stronger," Dion said during a news conference on Tuesday.
"We may have a national election -- a general election, or a byelection in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and British Columbia. We intend to win these byelections or a general election."
The Liberals came up empty-handed in three byelections held Monday, while the Tories and NDP gained ground.
The Conservatives managed to take a seat in the Bloc Quebecois stronghold of Roberval--Lac-Saint-Jean, while NDP challenger Thomas Mulcair took the longtime Liberal stronghold of Outremont from Jocelyn Coulon.
Dion denied that the losses in Quebec have led to a leadership crisis. He said the Liberal Party now knows it must work harder if it is to build support in the next election.
"We will ask a lot of questions about how can we improve the situation to make sure we win the next election," Dion said. Source...