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Liberal biennial policy convention starts off with a bang, ends with a bit of a whimper

The first national Liberal biennial policy convention under Justin Trudeau’s leadership ended with a bit of a whimper rather than a bang Sunday, as Mr. Trudeau barely made an appearance for the final hours and party officials moderating party resolution votes were left to say the final goodbyes on behalf of the party leadership.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. For the first time in recent memory of leader wrap-ups for high-profile national conventions, Mr. Trudeau did not hold a news conference to review the event with the media, either for its positive developments in terms of party fortunes or its potentially negative highlights.

 

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Liberal biennial policy convention starts off with a bang, ends with a bit of a whimper

The first national Liberal biennial policy convention under Justin Trudeau’s leadership ended with a bit of a whimper rather than a bang Sunday, as Mr. Trudeau barely made an appearance for the final hours and party officials moderating party resolution votes were left to say the final goodbyes on behalf of the party leadership.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. For the first time in recent memory of leader wrap-ups for high-profile national conventions, Mr. Trudeau did not hold a news conference to review the event with the media, either for its positive developments in terms of party fortunes or its potentially negative highlights.

 

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Manning Networking Conference 2015 - Day 1 panels March 6, 2015

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl opens up the first day of panel discussions.

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The crowd at the Manning Centre Networking conference on March 6.

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Rex Murphy

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Manning Centre board member Robin Martin and Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Michael Binnion spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg spoke on a panel about market-based environmental conservation.

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The crowd.

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Summa Strategies' Jim Armour, Preston Manning, National Post's John Ivison and the Toronto Stars' Susan Delacourt speak about the results of a new niational public opinion survey.

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National Post columnist John Ivison.

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Toronto Star reporter Susan Delacourt

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Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski speaks to Manning Centre Networking Conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.
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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice talks to Manning Centre Networking conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.

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