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Dion's biggest problem? He only listens to himself

Libs have known since December 2006 they were in trouble, but nobody expected their second choice would be so bad

TORONTO—In December 2006 in Montreal, Stéphane Dion was the only candidate for the leadership of the party who failed to finish his speech. He was stopped by organizers when he went over his assigned time. The day after, when he actually won the race, he started his acceptance speech by saying that one of the perks that come with winning the leadership is that "now nobody can stop my speeches!"

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Dion's biggest problem? He only listens to himself

Libs have known since December 2006 they were in trouble, but nobody expected their second choice would be so bad

TORONTO—In December 2006 in Montreal, Stéphane Dion was the only candidate for the leadership of the party who failed to finish his speech. He was stopped by organizers when he went over his assigned time. The day after, when he actually won the race, he started his acceptance speech by saying that one of the perks that come with winning the leadership is that "now nobody can stop my speeches!"

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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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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