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Liberals support Leslie, even though Conservatives courted him first

It took nearly a half-hour for a crowd of media covering the Liberal biennial policy convention to wring confirmation out of Andrew Leslie that he had discussions with senior Conservatives before deciding to join Justin Trudeau’s Liberal team for the next election.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Hot ticket: Andrew Leslie, pictured on Feb. 20 at the Liberal biennial policy convention in Montreal, told reporters on Feb. 21 that he had talks with a number of political parties after he retired in 2012, but chose to go with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

 

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Liberals support Leslie, even though Conservatives courted him first

It took nearly a half-hour for a crowd of media covering the Liberal biennial policy convention to wring confirmation out of Andrew Leslie that he had discussions with senior Conservatives before deciding to join Justin Trudeau’s Liberal team for the next election.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Hot ticket: Andrew Leslie, pictured on Feb. 20 at the Liberal biennial policy convention in Montreal, told reporters on Feb. 21 that he had talks with a number of political parties after he retired in 2012, but chose to go with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE