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All federal parties stake out multiculturalism positions

Reflecting ethnic and racial diversity goes to heart of diversity of Canadian culture

On the day Belinda Stronach was announcing her big shocker, Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper was in Montreal introducing his new candidate for Brossard-La Prairie, Tenzin Dargyal Khangsar. This respected member of the Buddhist community in Canada with ties to the Dalai Lama was something of a coup for the party. The Conservatives are trying to do their bit to ensure that they reflect the diversity of Canada's big cities, especially the seat-rich urban centres of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, where the party has to make big gains in order to form government.

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All federal parties stake out multiculturalism positions

Reflecting ethnic and racial diversity goes to heart of diversity of Canadian culture

On the day Belinda Stronach was announcing her big shocker, Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper was in Montreal introducing his new candidate for Brossard-La Prairie, Tenzin Dargyal Khangsar. This respected member of the Buddhist community in Canada with ties to the Dalai Lama was something of a coup for the party. The Conservatives are trying to do their bit to ensure that they reflect the diversity of Canada's big cities, especially the seat-rich urban centres of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, where the party has to make big gains in order to form government.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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