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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.

  

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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