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Mulcair ready to take on new Liberal leader on 'substantive level'

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair discounts front-runner Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau as threat to NDP.

The Hill Times photograph by Steve Gerecke
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, pictured on the Hill Tuesday with his provincial counterparts.

PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair on Tuesday shrugged off recent polls suggesting the Liberals would vault past the official opposition in voter support should MP Justin Trudeau win the party’s leadership election next April and said he will take on whoever wins the Grit race on a “substantive level” rather than using quick-hit slogans or catchy phrases to stay at the head of the opposition pack.

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Mulcair ready to take on new Liberal leader on 'substantive level'

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair discounts front-runner Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau as threat to NDP.

The Hill Times photograph by Steve Gerecke
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, pictured on the Hill Tuesday with his provincial counterparts.

PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair on Tuesday shrugged off recent polls suggesting the Liberals would vault past the official opposition in voter support should MP Justin Trudeau win the party’s leadership election next April and said he will take on whoever wins the Grit race on a “substantive level” rather than using quick-hit slogans or catchy phrases to stay at the head of the opposition pack.

  

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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