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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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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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