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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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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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