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Building NDP’s Orange Wave, one caucus baby at a time

Photograph courtesy of Matthew Usherwood, QMI Agency
NDP baby boom: NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach is expecting her baby on July 7, NDP MP Rosane Doré Lefebvre had a baby girl last year, and NDP MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe is six months pregnant, pictured June 19, 2014 on Parliament Hill. ‘It may well seem that our caucus is attempting to spawn the next Orange Wave, but the number of MPs we have becoming parents is less surprising when you consider the historic youth and gender parity of this caucus,’ said NDP spokesperson Greta Levy.

The NDP caucus is experiencing something of a baby boom. 

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Building NDP’s Orange Wave, one caucus baby at a time

Photograph courtesy of Matthew Usherwood, QMI Agency
NDP baby boom: NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach is expecting her baby on July 7, NDP MP Rosane Doré Lefebvre had a baby girl last year, and NDP MP Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe is six months pregnant, pictured June 19, 2014 on Parliament Hill. ‘It may well seem that our caucus is attempting to spawn the next Orange Wave, but the number of MPs we have becoming parents is less surprising when you consider the historic youth and gender parity of this caucus,’ said NDP spokesperson Greta Levy.

The NDP caucus is experiencing something of a baby boom. 

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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