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Former PM Chrétien lobbied for Rae as interim leader

The disclosure of Jean Chrétien’s behind-the-scenes lobbying in support of MP Bob Rae’s Liberal leadership ambitions follows suggestions by both of them that the Liberal Party should not rule out a merger with the NDP.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Past and present: Liberal MP Bob Rae and former PM Jean Chrétien, pictured at a charity event last year. Mr. Chrétien has been lobbying behind the scenes for Mr. Rae to become leader.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Former prime minister Jean Chrétien telephoned Liberal MPs who survived the May 2 Grit election massacre to seek support for Toronto MP Bob Rae as the party’s interim leader—signalling at the same time that Mr. Rae intends eventually to enter the race to become the party’s permanent leader.

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Former PM Chrétien lobbied for Rae as interim leader

The disclosure of Jean Chrétien’s behind-the-scenes lobbying in support of MP Bob Rae’s Liberal leadership ambitions follows suggestions by both of them that the Liberal Party should not rule out a merger with the NDP.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Past and present: Liberal MP Bob Rae and former PM Jean Chrétien, pictured at a charity event last year. Mr. Chrétien has been lobbying behind the scenes for Mr. Rae to become leader.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Former prime minister Jean Chrétien telephoned Liberal MPs who survived the May 2 Grit election massacre to seek support for Toronto MP Bob Rae as the party’s interim leader—signalling at the same time that Mr. Rae intends eventually to enter the race to become the party’s permanent leader.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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