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Harper's $200-million worth of funding announcements during break week a 'cynical' attempt to attract votes, say opposition MPs

Most of the projects have already been formally announced or have long had their funding agreements in place, Liberal and NDP MPs say.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Show me the money: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet have been across Canada during the Parliamentary recess this week to announce $200-million of funding for various projects.

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Harper's $200-million worth of funding announcements during break week a 'cynical' attempt to attract votes, say opposition MPs

Most of the projects have already been formally announced or have long had their funding agreements in place, Liberal and NDP MPs say.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Show me the money: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet have been across Canada during the Parliamentary recess this week to announce $200-million of funding for various projects.

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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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