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HE’S GOT THE POWER: Prime Minister Stephen Harper most influential in 2013

The Top 25 Most Influential People in Politics and Government

Photograph courtesy PMO
That's a good one Stephen: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured with U.S. President Barack Obama at the G8 Leaders' Summit on May 19, 2012.

1. Prime Minister Stephen Harper

He’s the central figure of the most centralized federal government in the country’s history, so there’s no doubt that Stephen Harper is, by far, the most influential person in Ottawa. He won his much-coveted majority in 2011, ending years of gamesmanship and election threats. Now he’s approaching the half-way mark in a mandate that will prove pivotal to his political future.

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HE’S GOT THE POWER: Prime Minister Stephen Harper most influential in 2013

The Top 25 Most Influential People in Politics and Government

Photograph courtesy PMO
That's a good one Stephen: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured with U.S. President Barack Obama at the G8 Leaders' Summit on May 19, 2012.

1. Prime Minister Stephen Harper

He’s the central figure of the most centralized federal government in the country’s history, so there’s no doubt that Stephen Harper is, by far, the most influential person in Ottawa. He won his much-coveted majority in 2011, ending years of gamesmanship and election threats. Now he’s approaching the half-way mark in a mandate that will prove pivotal to his political future.

  

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The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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