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Manning Conference attendees to network, talk election strategy

Attendees say networking and the chance for informal conversations with ministers, MPs, MPPs and party workers is increasingly a central attraction, and Preston Manning says this year there are even more opportunities to talk shop.

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Preston Manning, pictured at previous Manning Centre Conferences in Ottawa, told The Hill Times the Manning Networking Conference is to float potentially controversial policy ideas, rub elbows with policy-makers and connect with conservatives from across the country.

Political staffers, lobbyists, business leaders, activists, and politicians alike will gather at the Manning Networking Conference this week to debate policy, hear from speakers and get campaign training, though the chance to rub elbows and talk shop with influential people from across the country—including corridor conversations with an eye on 2015—is increasingly the main draw, attendees say.

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Manning Conference attendees to network, talk election strategy

Attendees say networking and the chance for informal conversations with ministers, MPs, MPPs and party workers is increasingly a central attraction, and Preston Manning says this year there are even more opportunities to talk shop.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Preston Manning, pictured at previous Manning Centre Conferences in Ottawa, told The Hill Times the Manning Networking Conference is to float potentially controversial policy ideas, rub elbows with policy-makers and connect with conservatives from across the country.

Political staffers, lobbyists, business leaders, activists, and politicians alike will gather at the Manning Networking Conference this week to debate policy, hear from speakers and get campaign training, though the chance to rub elbows and talk shop with influential people from across the country—including corridor conversations with an eye on 2015—is increasingly the main draw, attendees say.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Movie Night on the Hill: Elephant Song's premiere Sept. 29 in Ottawa Oct. 6, 2014

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Elephant Song, directed by Montreal's Charles Binamé, and film crew at the Movie Night on the Hill pictured with sponsors and host, Heritage Minister Shelley Glover.
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The scene at the NAC.
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Conservative Sen. Don Meredith.
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Heritage Minister Shelley Glover, Telefilm's Michel Roy, and Elephant Song's producer Richard Goudreau.
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Husband and wife team, Laura Peck and Barry McLoughlin of McLoughlin Media.
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Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes' comedian Mark Critch.
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Elephant Song's director Charles Binamé.
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Telefilm's Michel Roy, Elephant Song's director Charles Binamé, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Elephant Song's producer Richard Goudreau and Patrick Roy of Les Films Seville, all pictured at the film's premiere on Sept. 29 at the NAC in Ottawa.
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Conservative Senator Don Meredith and Conservative MP Wladyslaw Lizon.
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McLoughlin Media's Laura Peck.
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CPAC's Colette Watson.
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Conservative Senator Janice Johnson.
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Heather Bradley, director of communications to House Speaker Andrew Scheer.
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Conservative MP Mike Wallace.
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CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch with Elephant Song director Charles Binamé.
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CBC TV's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch begins to interview NDP MP Pierre Nantel, his party's culture critic.
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NDP MP Pierre Nantel and CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mark Critch.
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And another thing. NDP MP Pierre Lantel and This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Mark Critch.
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And another, extra thing, Nantel.
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Okay, back off, buddy. Mark Critch really gets into his skit with a good-natured NDP MP Pierre Nantel.
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And I really, really like this movie, Elephant Song. Okay? Got it? Do you hear me, Nantel? Yeah, love it.
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And you better love it too, Nantel. Got that?

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE