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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

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

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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