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Ablonczy should quit complaining, eh?

"If I don't get what I want, I quit!" Such are the cries that arise from some of the finest primary school playgrounds and Parliamentary caucuses of our country. Canadian Alliance leadership hopeful Diane Ablonczy figures she will have difficulty remaining in her party if members reject a move to unify with the Tories. We have seen this same devotion to principle displayed before. Just two years ago, her mentor Preston Manning made the same threat in his quest for passage of the ill-fated United Alternative initiative. It is something to see that the supposed respect for grassroots democracy does not preclude the use of emotional blackmail.

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Ablonczy should quit complaining, eh?

"If I don't get what I want, I quit!" Such are the cries that arise from some of the finest primary school playgrounds and Parliamentary caucuses of our country. Canadian Alliance leadership hopeful Diane Ablonczy figures she will have difficulty remaining in her party if members reject a move to unify with the Tories. We have seen this same devotion to principle displayed before. Just two years ago, her mentor Preston Manning made the same threat in his quest for passage of the ill-fated United Alternative initiative. It is something to see that the supposed respect for grassroots democracy does not preclude the use of emotional blackmail.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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