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Liberals say they want a competitive leadership race, ‘best thing,’ especially if Trudeau enters fray

It is too early to count any prospective contender out of the Liberal leadership race out despite Liberal MP Justin Trudeau’s skyrocketing profile and media magnetism, say heavyweight Liberal backroomers and strategists.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Quebec Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, pictured right, in March with Quebec Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau, left, in Ottawa after Mr. Trudeau won the celebrity boxing match. Mr. Trudeau is considered a political rock star in the party, but Grits want a competitive leadership race if and when Mr. Trudeau declares his candidacy.

 

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Liberals say they want a competitive leadership race, ‘best thing,’ especially if Trudeau enters fray

It is too early to count any prospective contender out of the Liberal leadership race out despite Liberal MP Justin Trudeau’s skyrocketing profile and media magnetism, say heavyweight Liberal backroomers and strategists.

The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
Quebec Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, pictured right, in March with Quebec Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau, left, in Ottawa after Mr. Trudeau won the celebrity boxing match. Mr. Trudeau is considered a political rock star in the party, but Grits want a competitive leadership race if and when Mr. Trudeau declares his candidacy.

 

  

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE