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NGOs nominating winners of Queen's Jubilee medal favourable to Conservative government, say opposition MPs

'They are picking and choosing their buddies, or their cheerleaders,' says Liberal MP Mark Eyking.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Governor General David Johnston, left, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, unveiled the medal for the Queen's diamond jubilee last February.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs say the list of 76 private-sector volunteer and professional groups approved to nominate candidates for the Queen’s Diamond Anniversary medals this year has Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “fingerprints on everything.”

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NGOs nominating winners of Queen's Jubilee medal favourable to Conservative government, say opposition MPs

'They are picking and choosing their buddies, or their cheerleaders,' says Liberal MP Mark Eyking.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Governor General David Johnston, left, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, unveiled the medal for the Queen's diamond jubilee last February.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs say the list of 76 private-sector volunteer and professional groups approved to nominate candidates for the Queen’s Diamond Anniversary medals this year has Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “fingerprints on everything.”

  

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Friday, March 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Opening reception March 26, 2015

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Ed Broadbent
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Rick Smith, Robin Sears, Ed Broadbent, Rogers' Ken Whyte.
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Earnscliffe's Robin Sears
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Broadbent Institute executive director Rick Smith
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Ed Broadbent
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Charles Taylor
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Anne Lagace Dawson, Michel Venne (Executive Director of l'Institut du nouveau monde) and Valerie Plante (Montreal City Councilor)
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Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, Earncliffe's Robin Sears, former NDP MP Olivia Chow
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Pundits Guide's Alice Funke

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