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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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Thursday, July 31, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman's Fourth of July shindig July 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, right, and his wife, Vicki, were all smiles at hosting their first Fourth of July bash in Ottawa. Some 3,000 guest attended. The mood was good and there was a lot of dancing, eating, and chatting.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki and Bruce Heyman. The dress code was summer whites. The atmosphere was light and lovely.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Ken Taylor, former Canadian ambassador to Iran.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, Ottawa University's Robert Asselin, and Bluesky's Tim Barber.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former CTV Hill reporter Roger Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Bloc MP Claude Bachand and Danielle Leclerc.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

House of Commons protocol's Elizabeth Rody and Jane Kennedy.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

McLoughlin Media's Barry McLoughlin and Laura Peck.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty, wearing a nice summer hat.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The National Arts Centre's Peter Herndorff and Rosemary Thompson.

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Sisters, Maggie Creskey, left, and Hill Times publisher Anne Marie Creskey.

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Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Joe Clark.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Chad Schella, Maureen McTeer, and CPAC's Catherine Clark.

The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

The guests on the front lawn of the U.S. ambassador's official residence in Ottawa's swishy Rockcliffe neighbourhood, high up above the Ottawa River.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The cheesecakes were brought in from Chicago. Yum!

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Maclean's magazine's Paul Wells.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Shaw's Alayne Crawford and Gary Clement, senior manager of GR at TD Bank (Toronto). 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CCCE's Ailish Campbell, Ekos' Frank Graves, Amgen's Kim Furlong, and H&K's Jackie King.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Environics' Greg MacEachern, CPAC's Natalie LeMay-Calcutt, and Shaw's Jim Patrick.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CommuniquéDirect's Nick Masciantonio and MDA's Leslie Swartman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

That's a lot of cheese, Martha.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News columnist Andrew Coyne and Global TV News reporter Laura Stone.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay, right, and a friend.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The lineup.

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The scene.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Postmedia News national affairs columnist Andrew Coyne.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

CTV cameraman Dave Ellis, centre. 

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