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Political Ottawa's litigious these days: lawsuits, threats of lawsuits

Allegations coming out of the Gomery Inquiry into $250-million ads and sponsorship scandal, and allegations in and out of the House in Ottawa have spawned a number of lawsuits, threats of lawsuits and more. We put together a list.

These days, it's not unusual to hear toe-curling accusations of political perfidies spewing forth from MPs on all sides of a hyper-partisan House. Parliamentary privilege gives MPs the freedom to hurl allegations without fear of legal reprisal, but sometimes, the rhetoric spills out of the Chamber and into the real world outside Commons door.

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Political Ottawa's litigious these days: lawsuits, threats of lawsuits

Allegations coming out of the Gomery Inquiry into $250-million ads and sponsorship scandal, and allegations in and out of the House in Ottawa have spawned a number of lawsuits, threats of lawsuits and more. We put together a list.

These days, it's not unusual to hear toe-curling accusations of political perfidies spewing forth from MPs on all sides of a hyper-partisan House. Parliamentary privilege gives MPs the freedom to hurl allegations without fear of legal reprisal, but sometimes, the rhetoric spills out of the Chamber and into the real world outside Commons door.

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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