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Not a great week for Grits

Last week wasn't a great one for the Liberal Party's spin doctors doing their thing for the campaign on the airwaves. Liberal Party strategist John Duffy, who often looks angry, uptight and condescending, was accused of intimidating CTV NewsNet's Mike Duffy, by Countdown's Mike Duffy, himself, in a bizarre and a little over-the-top on-air exchange. Over at CBC Newsworld, Susan Murray, one of the Liberal Party's top war room TV spin doctors, who also too often looks hot-tempered and a little snippy, said "bullshit" on Don Newman's Politics show.

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Not a great week for Grits

Last week wasn't a great one for the Liberal Party's spin doctors doing their thing for the campaign on the airwaves. Liberal Party strategist John Duffy, who often looks angry, uptight and condescending, was accused of intimidating CTV NewsNet's Mike Duffy, by Countdown's Mike Duffy, himself, in a bizarre and a little over-the-top on-air exchange. Over at CBC Newsworld, Susan Murray, one of the Liberal Party's top war room TV spin doctors, who also too often looks hot-tempered and a little snippy, said "bullshit" on Don Newman's Politics show.

  

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Sunday, September 21, 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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