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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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HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Chantal Hébert's Morning After book launch at Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa: Sept. 24 Sept. 30, 2014

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Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser, a former Toronto Star Hill journalist, and Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, a former Conservative and Reform Party staffer.
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Chantal Hébert, national affairs columnist for The Toronto Star and author of The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was. Ms. Hébert launched her book on Sept. 24 in Ottawa at the Métropolitain Brasserie where plenty of political players turned up from the Hill.
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Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada's former chief electoral officer, and Quebec Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.
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Bruce Anderson, a partner at i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, who hosted the book launch. Mr. Anderson is a panellist on CBC's At Issue along with Ms. Hébert and Andrew Coyne.
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Kate Purchase, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
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Quebec Liberal Sen. Dennis Dawson, Jim Patrick of Shaw Communications, and Global TV's Tom Clark.
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Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser and Bruce Anderson of i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising.
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Patrick Kennedy, director of government relations for CF Industries, flips through a copy of Chantal Hébert's book, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was.
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Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, is the happy new owner of The Morning After.
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Chantal Hébert and former Conservative MP Ted Menzies.
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Journalist Daniel L'Heureux, Mylène Dupere, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Jean Lapierre, who helped Ms. Hébert write the book. Mr. Lapierre is also a former Bloc Québécois MP who later joined Paul Martin's Liberals and was a federal Cabinet minister. Today, he's a pundit.
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Leslie Swartman, director of public affairs at MDA Information Systems, and former Liberal Cabinet minister Jean Lapierre. Ms. Swartman used to work for Mr. Lapierre when he was in the Paul Martin Cabinet.
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Anne Marie Creskey, publisher of The Hill Times, and Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello.
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Former Conservative MP Ted Menzies and Global TV's Tom Clark.
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Bruce Anderson and Chantal Hébert.
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Michel Liboiron, director of government relations at CIBC, and Postmedia News reporter and columnist Stephen Maher.

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