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Harper could also call an election in 2014, Senate scandal a game changer

Comments Prime Minister Stephen Harper made during Parliament’s holiday recess have prompted speculation he may once again ignore the fixed federal election law and call a snap election this year to extract his government from the Senate expense scandal that shows no sign of easing.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo. Pollster Nik Nanos says the Senate scandal has been a game changer. ‘No one should dismiss the possibility of an election in 2014 if the Conservatives felt that they were in the right, that the Prime Minister had done nothing wrong and that they need to renew their mandate in order to continue what they believe is their good work on the economic front.’

 

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Harper could also call an election in 2014, Senate scandal a game changer

Comments Prime Minister Stephen Harper made during Parliament’s holiday recess have prompted speculation he may once again ignore the fixed federal election law and call a snap election this year to extract his government from the Senate expense scandal that shows no sign of easing.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo. Pollster Nik Nanos says the Senate scandal has been a game changer. ‘No one should dismiss the possibility of an election in 2014 if the Conservatives felt that they were in the right, that the Prime Minister had done nothing wrong and that they need to renew their mandate in order to continue what they believe is their good work on the economic front.’

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, May 25, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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