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Time for Obama to make another visit to Ottawa, find his mojo

The Prime Minister can ignore the naysayers who might argue a state visit requires more preparation, etc. The answer is simple: just tell protocol to Get It Done—it won't cost as much as the G8/20 events and would move bilateral relations from the '

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Whether it was a thumping, a whupping, a shellacking or just a plain unvarnished electoral defeat, Nov. 2 marked a sea change in the Obama presidency. The most obvious evidence of these changed circumstances was in the atmospherics associated with his immediately subsequent, 10-day Asian travel ending on Nov. 14—a trip including multiple bilateral visits (India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea) as well as the G8 and G20 economic/trade/finance summits for global leaders.

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Time for Obama to make another visit to Ottawa, find his mojo

The Prime Minister can ignore the naysayers who might argue a state visit requires more preparation, etc. The answer is simple: just tell protocol to Get It Done—it won't cost as much as the G8/20 events and would move bilateral relations from the '

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Whether it was a thumping, a whupping, a shellacking or just a plain unvarnished electoral defeat, Nov. 2 marked a sea change in the Obama presidency. The most obvious evidence of these changed circumstances was in the atmospherics associated with his immediately subsequent, 10-day Asian travel ending on Nov. 14—a trip including multiple bilateral visits (India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea) as well as the G8 and G20 economic/trade/finance summits for global leaders.

  

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bottoms up at Hy's post-budget soirée April 27, 2015

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Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.

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CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

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Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

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Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

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Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

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Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

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Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.

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Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.

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Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

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Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

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Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

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Nanos Principal and Strategist Greg Weston.

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RX&D Lobbyist Sarah Douglas and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello and Bea Vongdouangchanh.

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