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NDP, Liberals suspicious of timing on alleged terrorism plot arrests Monday and anti-terrorism bill debate in House

The New Democrats say they suspect the federal government may have had an advantage Monday when it began debate over controversial anti-terrorism legislation at the same time—disclosed only later in the day— that the RCMP were planning a news conference to disclose the first arrests on alleged terrorism-related charges in Canada since 2010.

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Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, pictured in this file photo, announced on Monday afternoon shortly after the RCMP said they had arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train. Mr. Toews said the arrests ‘demonstrate that terrorism continues to be a real threat to Canada.’

PARLIAMENT HILL—The New Democrats and Liberals say they suspect the federal government may have had an advantage Monday when it began debate over controversial anti-terrorism legislation at the same time—disclosed only later in the day—that the RCMP were planning a news conference to disclose the first arrests on alleged terrorism-related charges in Canada since 2010.

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NDP, Liberals suspicious of timing on alleged terrorism plot arrests Monday and anti-terrorism bill debate in House

The New Democrats say they suspect the federal government may have had an advantage Monday when it began debate over controversial anti-terrorism legislation at the same time—disclosed only later in the day— that the RCMP were planning a news conference to disclose the first arrests on alleged terrorism-related charges in Canada since 2010.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, pictured in this file photo, announced on Monday afternoon shortly after the RCMP said they had arrested two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train. Mr. Toews said the arrests ‘demonstrate that terrorism continues to be a real threat to Canada.’

PARLIAMENT HILL—The New Democrats and Liberals say they suspect the federal government may have had an advantage Monday when it began debate over controversial anti-terrorism legislation at the same time—disclosed only later in the day—that the RCMP were planning a news conference to disclose the first arrests on alleged terrorism-related charges in Canada since 2010.

  

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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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