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Conservatives have chance in Scarborough-Agincourt, June 30 byelections could mean low voter turnout on four-day holiday for many voters

Voting day timing that is bound to suppress turnout in four federal byelections for June 30 on the eve of Canada Day next month, July 1, and the bitter departure of former Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis from national politics and its aftermath, could give the Conservatives an otherwise unexpected chance to take over his long-held former riding in Toronto.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, on Sunday called four byelections to held on June 30, including in Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont., previously held for more than 25 years by Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis, left. The other byelections will be held in Trinity Spadina, Ont., and Macleod, Alta., and Fort McMurray-Athabasca, Alta. ‘Certainly, if I was a Conservative I’d focus on Scarborough Agincourt,’ Mr. Karygiannis said. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright.

 

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Conservatives have chance in Scarborough-Agincourt, June 30 byelections could mean low voter turnout on four-day holiday for many voters

Voting day timing that is bound to suppress turnout in four federal byelections for June 30 on the eve of Canada Day next month, July 1, and the bitter departure of former Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis from national politics and its aftermath, could give the Conservatives an otherwise unexpected chance to take over his long-held former riding in Toronto.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, on Sunday called four byelections to held on June 30, including in Scarborough-Agincourt, Ont., previously held for more than 25 years by Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis, left. The other byelections will be held in Trinity Spadina, Ont., and Macleod, Alta., and Fort McMurray-Athabasca, Alta. ‘Certainly, if I was a Conservative I’d focus on Scarborough Agincourt,’ Mr. Karygiannis said. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright.

 

  

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The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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