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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.

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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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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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