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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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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arriving at the NAC on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was being recognized as a nation builder by Famous 5 Ottawa.

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Premier Wynne making a grand entrance to a standing ovation of Hill women on Thursday, April 30.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson going in for a handshake with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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Famous 5 Ottawa's founding chair Isabel Metcalfe and Malini Giridhar, vice-president of gas supply and business development at Enbridge. Ms Wynne joins a growing list of women who have been recognized for their leadership and courage in advancing equality.

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