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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.’

 

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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
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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