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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.

  

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
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