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NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election, Grit calls claim ‘absolute paranoid fantasy’

An escalating Conservative and Liberal attack against the NDP, over allegations the NDP broke Commons rules with politically-charged mailings to voters and the establishment of an NDP office in Montreal staffed by aides on the Commons payroll in Ottawa, is an attempt to tarnish the party’s wider image as the Ontario provincial election looms, NDP MP Pat Martin says.

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NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election.

PARLIAMENT HILL—An escalating Conservative and Liberal attack against the NDP—over allegations the NDP broke Commons rules with politically-charged mailings to voters and the establishment of an NDP office in Montreal staffed by aides on the Commons payroll in Ottawa—is an attempt to tarnish the party’s wider image as the Ontario provincial election looms, NDP MP Pat Martin says.

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NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election, Grit calls claim ‘absolute paranoid fantasy’

An escalating Conservative and Liberal attack against the NDP, over allegations the NDP broke Commons rules with politically-charged mailings to voters and the establishment of an NDP office in Montreal staffed by aides on the Commons payroll in Ottawa, is an attempt to tarnish the party’s wider image as the Ontario provincial election looms, NDP MP Pat Martin says.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election.

PARLIAMENT HILL—An escalating Conservative and Liberal attack against the NDP—over allegations the NDP broke Commons rules with politically-charged mailings to voters and the establishment of an NDP office in Montreal staffed by aides on the Commons payroll in Ottawa—is an attempt to tarnish the party’s wider image as the Ontario provincial election looms, NDP MP Pat Martin says.

  

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Monday, March 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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