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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.

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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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Monday, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
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Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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