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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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Thursday, December 18, 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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