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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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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

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The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

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U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

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Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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