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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.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, April 25, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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