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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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Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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