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Desperate times, desperate measures

New Democrats didn’t do politics any favours. Like it or not, we get two angry men—one icy and vindictive, the other hot-headed and ungiving, facing off across the Commons aisle.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Nathan Cullen, pictured on Saturday, March 24 at the NDP leadership convention, was judged too young at 39, and insufficiently belligerent, perhaps; puppy chow for Harper’s front-bench attack dogs. And insufficiently bilingual, too: Cullen should immediate ramp up his French lessons and start looking for a summer property in Quebec to prepare for the next time.

 

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Desperate times, desperate measures

New Democrats didn’t do politics any favours. Like it or not, we get two angry men—one icy and vindictive, the other hot-headed and ungiving, facing off across the Commons aisle.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Nathan Cullen, pictured on Saturday, March 24 at the NDP leadership convention, was judged too young at 39, and insufficiently belligerent, perhaps; puppy chow for Harper’s front-bench attack dogs. And insufficiently bilingual, too: Cullen should immediate ramp up his French lessons and start looking for a summer property in Quebec to prepare for the next time.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
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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