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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, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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