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Butts resigns from job to work full-time on Trudeau’s Liberal leadership bid, creates more speculation over McGuinty's federal intentions

A top Ontario Liberal strategist and former aide to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has resigned his post as president of a leading environmental advocacy group to throw his support full-time behind federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau.

Photograph courtesy of World Wildlife Fund Canada
Gerald Butts, head of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, tweeted on Wednesday that he was leaving his post to work full-time on Liberal MP Justin Trudeau’s federal leadership campaign.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A top Ontario Liberal strategist and former aide to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has resigned his post as president of a leading environmental advocacy group to throw his support full-time behind federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau.

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Butts resigns from job to work full-time on Trudeau’s Liberal leadership bid, creates more speculation over McGuinty's federal intentions

A top Ontario Liberal strategist and former aide to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has resigned his post as president of a leading environmental advocacy group to throw his support full-time behind federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau.

Photograph courtesy of World Wildlife Fund Canada
Gerald Butts, head of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, tweeted on Wednesday that he was leaving his post to work full-time on Liberal MP Justin Trudeau’s federal leadership campaign.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A top Ontario Liberal strategist and former aide to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has resigned his post as president of a leading environmental advocacy group to throw his support full-time behind federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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