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Goldring accuses Conservatives of manipulating members’ statements to embarrass him, Tories deny it

But Independent Conservative Peter Goldring says he is benefiting from the freedom of sitting without a caucus. And he’s not running again.

Independent Conservative MP Peter Goldring, right, pictured with Transport Minister Denis Lebel when he was still a Conservative MP. Mr. Goldring has been sitting as an Independent Conservative for a year and says he’s more free to serve his constituents.

After almost a year of sitting as an Independent Conservative MP and fighting the charge of refusing to take a breathalyzer test when asked by police a year ago, Alberta MP Peter Goldring says he’s more free to serve his constituents than ever, but also says he’s feeling the cold shoulder from his former Conservative caucus colleagues. 

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Goldring accuses Conservatives of manipulating members’ statements to embarrass him, Tories deny it

But Independent Conservative Peter Goldring says he is benefiting from the freedom of sitting without a caucus. And he’s not running again.

Independent Conservative MP Peter Goldring, right, pictured with Transport Minister Denis Lebel when he was still a Conservative MP. Mr. Goldring has been sitting as an Independent Conservative for a year and says he’s more free to serve his constituents.

After almost a year of sitting as an Independent Conservative MP and fighting the charge of refusing to take a breathalyzer test when asked by police a year ago, Alberta MP Peter Goldring says he’s more free to serve his constituents than ever, but also says he’s feeling the cold shoulder from his former Conservative caucus colleagues. 

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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