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Harper vulnerable on political motives, should stick to governing, say pollsters

But SES pollster Nik Nanos says all parties are stalled in one way or another, except Greens, 'we're really in a holding pattern right now.'

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopes to improve his polling numbers over the slow summer months, he should depart from attack-style politics, stick to governing, and use the time before the fall session to craft a vision for the country, pollsters and observers say.

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Harper vulnerable on political motives, should stick to governing, say pollsters

But SES pollster Nik Nanos says all parties are stalled in one way or another, except Greens, 'we're really in a holding pattern right now.'

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopes to improve his polling numbers over the slow summer months, he should depart from attack-style politics, stick to governing, and use the time before the fall session to craft a vision for the country, pollsters and observers say.

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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