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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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