Michael Ignatieff on his new memoir, "True Patriot Love"

    Allan Gregg talks with the federal Liberal Party leader Friday April 24
    at 10 pm on TVO

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - Join Allan Gregg in Conversation on TVO Friday
April 24 at 10 pm for a fascinating discussion with Michael Ignatieff, the man
who aspires to be Canada's next prime minister.
    Ignatieff talks about his new memoir True Patriot Love: Four Generations
in Search of Canada - a history of his mother's side of the family and how
they influenced him and helped shape Canada. Ignatieff also discusses his
challenges as leader of the official Opposition in a minority government, how
he deals with his critics and how he's trying to rebuild the Liberal party.
    This candid conversation ranges from the role that Ignatieff's great
grandfather George Monro Grant played in Sandford Fleming's expedition to map
out the railway line that would link Canada ocean to ocean to Ignatieff's
views on the Canadian identity. Ignatieff explains why he always felt
connected to Canada and decided to return here, despite spending some 27 years
in Britain and the United States.
    Ignatieff also shares with Allan how being a working journalist for 20
years prepared him for politics; what his ambitions are for Canada; what he
has learned from President Obama's electoral success and why Canada, despite
its self-doubts, is a "powerful, serious country."

    Allan Gregg in Conversation features host Allan Gregg in
thought-provoking discussion with some of the world's most influential
thinkers and writers on social, cultural, political and economic issues. These
conversations provide viewers a unique opportunity to better understand the
forces that shape us as Canadians, and as citizens of the world. All
previously aired episodes of Allan Gregg in Conversation are available as
audio or video podcasts at tvo.org/allangregg.

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