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Controversies not sticking to Conservatives, PM Harper 'like Teflon,' says prof

'If you don’t see a movement in the polls by week’s end, we’re not debating whether the Liberals can win, they can’t win. The only discussion we’ll have is how big the Conservative majority will be,' says U of T professor Nelson Wiseman.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Wait and see: A draft of Auditor General Sheila Fraser's report on G8/G20 spending was leaked Monday. Ms. Fraser says she will not release the full and final report until Parliament is sitting again.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have been like “Teflon” in the federal election campaign and, unless the opposition can make something stick after the crucial leaders’ debates Tuesday and Wednesday, the question will be not how close the Liberals can come to the Tories, but how large Mr. Harper’s majority will be, says a leading political scientist.

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Controversies not sticking to Conservatives, PM Harper 'like Teflon,' says prof

'If you don’t see a movement in the polls by week’s end, we’re not debating whether the Liberals can win, they can’t win. The only discussion we’ll have is how big the Conservative majority will be,' says U of T professor Nelson Wiseman.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Wait and see: A draft of Auditor General Sheila Fraser's report on G8/G20 spending was leaked Monday. Ms. Fraser says she will not release the full and final report until Parliament is sitting again.

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have been like “Teflon” in the federal election campaign and, unless the opposition can make something stick after the crucial leaders’ debates Tuesday and Wednesday, the question will be not how close the Liberals can come to the Tories, but how large Mr. Harper’s majority will be, says a leading political scientist.

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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