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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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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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