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Liberal leader's office calls fall election report 'pure speculation'

OTTAWA - Michael Ignatieff's office is dismissing as "pure speculation" a report that the Liberal Opposition leader will bring down the minority Conservative government in September.

OTTAWA - Michael Ignatieff's office is dismissing as "pure speculation" a report that the Liberal Opposition leader will bring down the minority Conservative government in September.

Montreal's La Presse newspaper, citing anonymous party sources, says the Liberals will use an opposition day in the Commons in late September to move a motion of non-confidence in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Tories.

The newspaper suggests a Nov. 9 election date.

Ignatieff spokeswoman Jill Fairbrother calls the report "pure speculation from unnamed sources."

She says the Liberals are focused on improving Employment Insurance rules, getting Commons committees back to work on issues such as medical isotope production, and planning for the party's summer caucus and the leader's trip to China in early September.

 
 
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