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Liberal family membership rules

The sensational battle raging in the governing Liberal Party over rules on membership sales has lifted a lid on the nitty, gritty of party politics. It's also opened up a not-too-pretty picture of the deep, dirty unofficial leadership fight in Liberal ranks. Allan Rock accuses Paul Martin's Ontario organizers -- a province Mr. Martin controls -- of being a country club for elites. The Martin-controlled executive in Ontario wants to limit party memberships by asking for the names, not addresses, of Liberal Party members. Warren Kinsella, meanwhile, calls it "possibly intolerant." The suggestion is it's racist.

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Liberal family membership rules

The sensational battle raging in the governing Liberal Party over rules on membership sales has lifted a lid on the nitty, gritty of party politics. It's also opened up a not-too-pretty picture of the deep, dirty unofficial leadership fight in Liberal ranks. Allan Rock accuses Paul Martin's Ontario organizers -- a province Mr. Martin controls -- of being a country club for elites. The Martin-controlled executive in Ontario wants to limit party memberships by asking for the names, not addresses, of Liberal Party members. Warren Kinsella, meanwhile, calls it "possibly intolerant." The suggestion is it's racist.

  

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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