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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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Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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