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Manley wants to run only if he wins bid

Yes, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister John Manley will be a candidate for the Liberal leadership if the money is right and the support is there. But he only wants to run if he knows he will win. In an interview with The Hill Times, Mr. Manley (Ottawa South, Ont.) talked about his political future, the Canadian economy and, always controversial, the future of the monarchy in Canada. He proclaimed himself a "moderate" republican and said he doesn't mind having Queen Elizabeth as queen of Canada, as long as Canadians start talking about changes for the future. In the meantime, he said, Canada should change the way it appoints the Governor General. Declared Mr. Manley: "We can look at adopting a practice already in place in many other countries where there is a non-executive Head of State, where the Governor General was elected by Parliament." Mr. Manley, who will deliver the economic update on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Halifax, N.S., also talked about another hot topic these days -- Parliamentary reforms.

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Manley wants to run only if he wins bid

Yes, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister John Manley will be a candidate for the Liberal leadership if the money is right and the support is there. But he only wants to run if he knows he will win. In an interview with The Hill Times, Mr. Manley (Ottawa South, Ont.) talked about his political future, the Canadian economy and, always controversial, the future of the monarchy in Canada. He proclaimed himself a "moderate" republican and said he doesn't mind having Queen Elizabeth as queen of Canada, as long as Canadians start talking about changes for the future. In the meantime, he said, Canada should change the way it appoints the Governor General. Declared Mr. Manley: "We can look at adopting a practice already in place in many other countries where there is a non-executive Head of State, where the Governor General was elected by Parliament." Mr. Manley, who will deliver the economic update on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Halifax, N.S., also talked about another hot topic these days -- Parliamentary reforms.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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