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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, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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