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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, September 19, 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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