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Conservative backbenchers downplay caucus fault lines, MPs just ‘banging their own drums’


Conservative MPs deny any revolt afoot over Nexen, MP pensions, and abortion issue. 


Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Tory caucus outs: Conservative MP John Williamson. Tory MPs faced a barrage of questions from media on their opinions about the Nexen takeover, pension reform, and M-312 upon their return to Ottawa last week, but downplayed any divisions within their party as mere differences of opinion.

The majority-governing Conservatives began the fall session divided over hot-button social and economic issues, but Tory backbenchers are denying there’s a caucus revolt brewing within their party’s ranks.

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Conservative backbenchers downplay caucus fault lines, MPs just ‘banging their own drums’


Conservative MPs deny any revolt afoot over Nexen, MP pensions, and abortion issue. 


Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times
Tory caucus outs: Conservative MP John Williamson. Tory MPs faced a barrage of questions from media on their opinions about the Nexen takeover, pension reform, and M-312 upon their return to Ottawa last week, but downplayed any divisions within their party as mere differences of opinion.

The majority-governing Conservatives began the fall session divided over hot-button social and economic issues, but Tory backbenchers are denying there’s a caucus revolt brewing within their party’s ranks.

  

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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