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Oh, we are ever so pious and ever so earnest, says Sen. Kenny

Canada's Armed Forces should be transformed from the equivalent of a 98-pound weakling to something with enough muscle to play an honest role in defending Canadians from physical harm: Sen. Kenny

Canadians aren't bullies. They don't bolster their self-worth by building up their armed forces to pick fights around the world. Our refusal to inject steroids into Canada's military just to swagger internationally is part of what makes us Canadian, and that's certainly a good thing.

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Oh, we are ever so pious and ever so earnest, says Sen. Kenny

Canada's Armed Forces should be transformed from the equivalent of a 98-pound weakling to something with enough muscle to play an honest role in defending Canadians from physical harm: Sen. Kenny

Canadians aren't bullies. They don't bolster their self-worth by building up their armed forces to pick fights around the world. Our refusal to inject steroids into Canada's military just to swagger internationally is part of what makes us Canadian, and that's certainly a good thing.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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