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Stronach, the reluctant trail-blazer

Calgary Herald national political columnist Don Martin launched his book Belinda: The Political and Private Life of Belinda Stronach, last week at Hy's Martini Ranch, a popular Ottawa political hangout. The book coincidentally hit the bookstores at about the same time as unsubstantiated and sensational allegations were made by NHL player Tie Domi's ex-wife Leanne in documents that Ms. Stronach was having an affair with Mr. Domi. The allegations were first reported in two national newspaper gossip columns. After that, there was an explosion of stories. Ms. Stronach did not initially respond, but later issued a statement, suggesting the allegations made about her were inaccurate and irresponsible. Ms. Stronach said any problems between Tie and Leanne Domi were not related to her and said she would not be making any further statements on this issue. "Only they can speak to their own issues."

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Stronach, the reluctant trail-blazer

Calgary Herald national political columnist Don Martin launched his book Belinda: The Political and Private Life of Belinda Stronach, last week at Hy's Martini Ranch, a popular Ottawa political hangout. The book coincidentally hit the bookstores at about the same time as unsubstantiated and sensational allegations were made by NHL player Tie Domi's ex-wife Leanne in documents that Ms. Stronach was having an affair with Mr. Domi. The allegations were first reported in two national newspaper gossip columns. After that, there was an explosion of stories. Ms. Stronach did not initially respond, but later issued a statement, suggesting the allegations made about her were inaccurate and irresponsible. Ms. Stronach said any problems between Tie and Leanne Domi were not related to her and said she would not be making any further statements on this issue. "Only they can speak to their own issues."

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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