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Grits don’t want ‘to get smoked’ again, plan $2-million counter-attack ad campaign against Tories

Liberals will vote on an unprecedented motion at their national convention in Ottawa this week endorsing a dedicated war chest—possibly up to $2-million—to “promote and defend” their new permanent leader against a barrage of Conservative attack ads even Conservatives admit will be inevitable once the new Liberal chief is elected next year.

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Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with MP Lise St-Denis who defected to the Liberals. The Grits want to launch counter-attack ads to defend their next leader, whoever that may be.

 

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Grits don’t want ‘to get smoked’ again, plan $2-million counter-attack ad campaign against Tories

Liberals will vote on an unprecedented motion at their national convention in Ottawa this week endorsing a dedicated war chest—possibly up to $2-million—to “promote and defend” their new permanent leader against a barrage of Conservative attack ads even Conservatives admit will be inevitable once the new Liberal chief is elected next year.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with MP Lise St-Denis who defected to the Liberals. The Grits want to launch counter-attack ads to defend their next leader, whoever that may be.

 

  

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Friday, March 6, 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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