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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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Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

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NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

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Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

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Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

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An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

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More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

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The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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