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MP Comartin won't seek NDP leadership

Windsor-Tecumseh, Ont., NDP MP Joe Comartin, touted as late as last week as a prospective candidate for the race to succeed the late Jack Layton, told The Hill Times he will not be a candidate in the upcoming leadership race.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Not running: MP Joe Comartin says he will not run in the upcoming NDP leadership race to succeed Jack Layton.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Another prospective candidate for the NDP helm dropped out Monday as signs grew that the timetable to a likely January leadership vote will be too tight for Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair to mount a viable campaign, and will limit the entire contest to a tightly scripted sprint compared to the seven-month marathon that elected Jake Layton in 2003.

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MP Comartin won't seek NDP leadership

Windsor-Tecumseh, Ont., NDP MP Joe Comartin, touted as late as last week as a prospective candidate for the race to succeed the late Jack Layton, told The Hill Times he will not be a candidate in the upcoming leadership race.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Not running: MP Joe Comartin says he will not run in the upcoming NDP leadership race to succeed Jack Layton.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Another prospective candidate for the NDP helm dropped out Monday as signs grew that the timetable to a likely January leadership vote will be too tight for Montreal MP Thomas Mulcair to mount a viable campaign, and will limit the entire contest to a tightly scripted sprint compared to the seven-month marathon that elected Jake Layton in 2003.

  

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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