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Former Tory MP Casey lobbies for regional representation on Commons committees, poorly represented now

No Atlantic MPs on Health Committee, Commons committees should be better represented regionally, says Bill Casey.

Lobbying committees for better regional representation: Former Conservative MP Bill Casey, pictured recently on the Hill talking to CPAC’s Martin Stringer.

When former Nova Scotia Conservative-turned-Independent MP Bill Casey began lobbying for more cancer research funding in Atlantic Canada last summer, he wanted to approach MPs from the region on the House Health Committee to help him. The problem was, there weren’t any. 

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Former Tory MP Casey lobbies for regional representation on Commons committees, poorly represented now

No Atlantic MPs on Health Committee, Commons committees should be better represented regionally, says Bill Casey.

Lobbying committees for better regional representation: Former Conservative MP Bill Casey, pictured recently on the Hill talking to CPAC’s Martin Stringer.

When former Nova Scotia Conservative-turned-Independent MP Bill Casey began lobbying for more cancer research funding in Atlantic Canada last summer, he wanted to approach MPs from the region on the House Health Committee to help him. The problem was, there weren’t any. 

  

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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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