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Tories cursed May, but House marathon vote drew out some old-fashioned Commons camaraderie too

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Break time: Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, Chris Alexander, Ed Holder, Phil McColeman, Dean Allison, Jason Kenney and Dave Van Kesteren.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The first I heard of last week’s vote marathon was at Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s post-Sheepdogs concert reception at the National Arts Centre June 6. A senior Conservative staffer turned to me and said, “Can you believe what Elizabeth May is doing to us?” I personally had no idea what she was talking about but her tone suggested treason was afoot. 

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Tories cursed May, but House marathon vote drew out some old-fashioned Commons camaraderie too

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Break time: Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, Chris Alexander, Ed Holder, Phil McColeman, Dean Allison, Jason Kenney and Dave Van Kesteren.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The first I heard of last week’s vote marathon was at Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s post-Sheepdogs concert reception at the National Arts Centre June 6. A senior Conservative staffer turned to me and said, “Can you believe what Elizabeth May is doing to us?” I personally had no idea what she was talking about but her tone suggested treason was afoot. 

  
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
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Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
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Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
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Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
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Conservative Party supporter.
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Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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