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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.

  

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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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