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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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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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