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PM Harper could visit Rideau Hall Sunday to dissolve Parliament

If the Conservative government falls on a Liberal non-confidence contempt of Parliament vote this Friday, MPs say Prime Minister Stephen Harper could wait an extra day to trigger an election. Liberal MP John McCallum says he 'wouldn’t put it past him in order to get the extra days of taxpayer-funded ads.'

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To the polls, or not: Prime Minister Stephen Harper could call an election this Sunday if his government falls on a non-confidence vote in the House on Friday.

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PM Harper could visit Rideau Hall Sunday to dissolve Parliament

If the Conservative government falls on a Liberal non-confidence contempt of Parliament vote this Friday, MPs say Prime Minister Stephen Harper could wait an extra day to trigger an election. Liberal MP John McCallum says he 'wouldn’t put it past him in order to get the extra days of taxpayer-funded ads.'

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
To the polls, or not: Prime Minister Stephen Harper could call an election this Sunday if his government falls on a non-confidence vote in the House on Friday.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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