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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.

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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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Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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