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Six-month NDP leadership race 'agonizing,' making official opposition difficult, says Martin

'It’s getting very difficult to hold our own as the official opposition without a leader. We’re managing, but we’re treading water,' says NDP MP Pat Martin.

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MP Pat Martin says the NDP leadership race is taking a toll on his party's Parliamentary life.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The six-month NDP leadership race has started to take some wind out of the party’s sails in Parliament and is beginning to drain shadow cabinet and staff resources at a time when the party needs them most, says NDP MP Pat Martin.

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Six-month NDP leadership race 'agonizing,' making official opposition difficult, says Martin

'It’s getting very difficult to hold our own as the official opposition without a leader. We’re managing, but we’re treading water,' says NDP MP Pat Martin.

The Hill Times Photograph By Jake Wright
MP Pat Martin says the NDP leadership race is taking a toll on his party's Parliamentary life.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The six-month NDP leadership race has started to take some wind out of the party’s sails in Parliament and is beginning to drain shadow cabinet and staff resources at a time when the party needs them most, says NDP MP Pat Martin.

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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