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Tories target rural ridings on gun bill, trying to build majority

NDP MP Charlie Angus says the Conservatives are trying to whip up and pit rural and urban Canadians against each other.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

The Conservatives, who are running aggressive radio ads in 17 opposition rural swing ridings to pressure MPs to vote for this week's vote on the repeal of the long-gun registry, are using the divisive issue to try to win the ridings in the next election and in an effort to win a majority.

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Tories target rural ridings on gun bill, trying to build majority

NDP MP Charlie Angus says the Conservatives are trying to whip up and pit rural and urban Canadians against each other.

Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

The Conservatives, who are running aggressive radio ads in 17 opposition rural swing ridings to pressure MPs to vote for this week's vote on the repeal of the long-gun registry, are using the divisive issue to try to win the ridings in the next election and in an effort to win a majority.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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