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NDP decision to limit leadership debates stirs more unrest

A backroom NDP decision limiting leadership debates to six, with two French-language debates in Quebec, has riled MPs from the Arctic, Alberta, and Newfoundland and Labrador who call the absence of debates in their areas an ‘opportunity lost’ to build on gains from the May federal election.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Linda Duncan, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, told The Hill Times that ‘it would be unforgivable if there is no debate in Alberta.’

 

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NDP decision to limit leadership debates stirs more unrest

A backroom NDP decision limiting leadership debates to six, with two French-language debates in Quebec, has riled MPs from the Arctic, Alberta, and Newfoundland and Labrador who call the absence of debates in their areas an ‘opportunity lost’ to build on gains from the May federal election.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Linda Duncan, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, told The Hill Times that ‘it would be unforgivable if there is no debate in Alberta.’

 

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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