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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

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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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Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

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Brian Topp and David Akin

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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

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Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

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Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
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Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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