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Dobbin confuses the trees with the forest

Instead of focusing on the floating majority of Quebec seats, which left the Liberals in 1980 and moved to Brian Mulroney before going to the Bloc and then the NDP, he quotes polls a month or two old. From this thorough foundation, he summons the gall to say Jack Layton ‘hadn’t really earned’ the NDP breakthrough.

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Here’s Tom: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. Jamey Heath takes issue with Murray Dobbin’s column in last week’s issue of The Hill Times and criticizes Mr. Dobbin’s accusation that Mr. Mulcair has refused to put the country’s interest ahead of the NDP’s.

 

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Dobbin confuses the trees with the forest

Instead of focusing on the floating majority of Quebec seats, which left the Liberals in 1980 and moved to Brian Mulroney before going to the Bloc and then the NDP, he quotes polls a month or two old. From this thorough foundation, he summons the gall to say Jack Layton ‘hadn’t really earned’ the NDP breakthrough.

Photograph by Steve Gerecke, The Hill Times
Here’s Tom: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. Jamey Heath takes issue with Murray Dobbin’s column in last week’s issue of The Hill Times and criticizes Mr. Dobbin’s accusation that Mr. Mulcair has refused to put the country’s interest ahead of the NDP’s.

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, May 24, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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