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Signs of rattled nerves among Liberals, NDP over possible spring election

There are signs of rattled nerves in the Liberal caucus and the NDP, only a week after both Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP Leader Jack Layton delivered rousing campaign-style speeches for a bold front in advance of a showdown over the federal budget next month.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Election buzz: Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy, pictured on the Hill, is in for a tough fight in his riding of Parkdale-High Park, Ont., in the next election.

PARLIAMENT HILL—There are signs of rattled nerves in the Liberal caucus and the NDP, only a week after both Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP Leader Jack Layton delivered rousing campaign-style speeches for a bold front in advance of a showdown over the federal budget next month.

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Signs of rattled nerves among Liberals, NDP over possible spring election

There are signs of rattled nerves in the Liberal caucus and the NDP, only a week after both Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP Leader Jack Layton delivered rousing campaign-style speeches for a bold front in advance of a showdown over the federal budget next month.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Election buzz: Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy, pictured on the Hill, is in for a tough fight in his riding of Parkdale-High Park, Ont., in the next election.

PARLIAMENT HILL—There are signs of rattled nerves in the Liberal caucus and the NDP, only a week after both Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and NDP Leader Jack Layton delivered rousing campaign-style speeches for a bold front in advance of a showdown over the federal budget next month.

  

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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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