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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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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.

 

  

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