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'Demonizing' NDP interim leader Turmel's membership in the Bloc Québécois close to McCarthyism, says NDP MP Martin

'Are you or have you ever been a member of the communists?' NDP MP Pat Martin said to The Hill Times. 'That’s what this ridiculous thing is starting to remind me of.' Mr. Martin said when he started in the labour movement 20 years ago, he was 'being red-baited.'

The Hill Times Photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
Members only: NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel, pictured on the Hill in July, is being blasted for her past membership in the Bloc Québécois.

 

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'Demonizing' NDP interim leader Turmel's membership in the Bloc Québécois close to McCarthyism, says NDP MP Martin

'Are you or have you ever been a member of the communists?' NDP MP Pat Martin said to The Hill Times. 'That’s what this ridiculous thing is starting to remind me of.' Mr. Martin said when he started in the labour movement 20 years ago, he was 'being red-baited.'

The Hill Times Photograph by Bea Vongdouangchanh
Members only: NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel, pictured on the Hill in July, is being blasted for her past membership in the Bloc Québécois.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, September 15, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
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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