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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, September 30, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Chantal Hébert's Morning After book launch at Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa: Sept. 24 Sept. 30, 2014

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Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser, a former Toronto Star Hill journalist, and Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, a former Conservative and Reform Party staffer.
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Chantal Hébert, national affairs columnist for The Toronto Star and author of The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was. Ms. Hébert launched her book on Sept. 24 in Ottawa at the Métropolitain Brasserie where plenty of political players turned up from the Hill.
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Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Canada's former chief electoral officer, and Quebec Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.
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Bruce Anderson, a partner at i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, who hosted the book launch. Mr. Anderson is a panellist on CBC's At Issue along with Ms. Hébert and Andrew Coyne.
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Kate Purchase, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
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Quebec Liberal Sen. Dennis Dawson, Jim Patrick of Shaw Communications, and Global TV's Tom Clark.
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Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser and Bruce Anderson of i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising.
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Patrick Kennedy, director of government relations for CF Industries, flips through a copy of Chantal Hébert's book, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and The Day That Almost Was.
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Jim Armour, vice-president at Summa Strategies, is the happy new owner of The Morning After.
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Chantal Hébert and former Conservative MP Ted Menzies.
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Journalist Daniel L'Heureux, Mylène Dupere, communications director for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and Jean Lapierre, who helped Ms. Hébert write the book. Mr. Lapierre is also a former Bloc Québécois MP who later joined Paul Martin's Liberals and was a federal Cabinet minister. Today, he's a pundit.
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Leslie Swartman, director of public affairs at MDA Information Systems, and former Liberal Cabinet minister Jean Lapierre. Ms. Swartman used to work for Mr. Lapierre when he was in the Paul Martin Cabinet.
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Anne Marie Creskey, publisher of The Hill Times, and Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello.
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Former Conservative MP Ted Menzies and Global TV's Tom Clark.
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Bruce Anderson and Chantal Hébert.
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Michel Liboiron, director of government relations at CIBC, and Postmedia News reporter and columnist Stephen Maher.

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