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Tory, NDP, Liberal MPs, Senators have war stories

Tory MP Corneliu Chisu’s ‘blackest week’ during his seven months as a combat engineer in Kandahar in 2007 was when nine Canadian soldiers were killed in seven days.

Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire, a former Canadian Forces lieutenant-general, was denied permission to intervene in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 as part of the UN Assistance Mission, leaving him and a small contingent of peacekeepers to witness a massacre that claimed more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days. Sen. Dallaire, who suffers from PTSD today, marks Remembrance Day at home with his family. NDP MP Djaouida Sellah was a civilian doctor in the First Gulf War in Baghdad, Iraq; Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu was posted in Afghanistan and Bosnia; NDP MP Christine Moore was a reservist with the 52nd Field Ambulance; and Conservative MP Ted Optiz has more than 30 years of military service.

 

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Tory, NDP, Liberal MPs, Senators have war stories

Tory MP Corneliu Chisu’s ‘blackest week’ during his seven months as a combat engineer in Kandahar in 2007 was when nine Canadian soldiers were killed in seven days.

Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire, a former Canadian Forces lieutenant-general, was denied permission to intervene in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 as part of the UN Assistance Mission, leaving him and a small contingent of peacekeepers to witness a massacre that claimed more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days. Sen. Dallaire, who suffers from PTSD today, marks Remembrance Day at home with his family. NDP MP Djaouida Sellah was a civilian doctor in the First Gulf War in Baghdad, Iraq; Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu was posted in Afghanistan and Bosnia; NDP MP Christine Moore was a reservist with the 52nd Field Ambulance; and Conservative MP Ted Optiz has more than 30 years of military service.

 

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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