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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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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