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If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em, Liberals have to get into ‘permanent campaign’ mode, Rae says

The Liberal Party not only has fundraising and popularity problems. It has strategy and tactic problems too. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae tells The Hill Times the party has to engage the grassroots, boost its fundraising, and it has to fight fire with fire on fundraising and attack ads.

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He's got his work cut out: Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae.

The political landscape has massively changed, and it’s about time the federal Liberal Party got with it. That means fighting fire with fire, says the party’s interim Liberal leader Bob Rae (Toronto Centre, Ont.), who told The Hill Times yesterday in a phone interview about how he plans to rebuild the party.

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If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em, Liberals have to get into ‘permanent campaign’ mode, Rae says

The Liberal Party not only has fundraising and popularity problems. It has strategy and tactic problems too. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae tells The Hill Times the party has to engage the grassroots, boost its fundraising, and it has to fight fire with fire on fundraising and attack ads.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
He's got his work cut out: Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae.

The political landscape has massively changed, and it’s about time the federal Liberal Party got with it. That means fighting fire with fire, says the party’s interim Liberal leader Bob Rae (Toronto Centre, Ont.), who told The Hill Times yesterday in a phone interview about how he plans to rebuild the party.

  
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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