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Grits should drop feeling of entitlement and old-style name-calling tactics

Many Liberals believe it's only a matter of time before they'll be back in power. Well, it doesn't work that way.

TORONTO—If you look at the results from the 2006 Montreal Liberal leadership convention, you might assume that the next Liberal leader, after Bob Rae, will be Gerard Kennedy. That's because since Montreal, the Liberal leaders have picked from the top and have gone down the list of leadership participants ever since. After the winning candidate Stéphane Dion, the Liberals subsequently catapulted their first runner-up, Michael Ignatieff, next to the top.

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Grits should drop feeling of entitlement and old-style name-calling tactics

Many Liberals believe it's only a matter of time before they'll be back in power. Well, it doesn't work that way.

TORONTO—If you look at the results from the 2006 Montreal Liberal leadership convention, you might assume that the next Liberal leader, after Bob Rae, will be Gerard Kennedy. That's because since Montreal, the Liberal leaders have picked from the top and have gone down the list of leadership participants ever since. After the winning candidate Stéphane Dion, the Liberals subsequently catapulted their first runner-up, Michael Ignatieff, next to the top.

  

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Friday, September 19, 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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