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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, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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