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D-Day coloured by annoying journalism

It was called "the cane routine" by the man who invented it ­ James Curley, a politician so colourful his career was fictionalized in the novel The Last Hurrah. Facing a tight re-election race as a Boston alderman in 1910, Curley hired a white-haired actor to appear at his rallies posing as a Civil War veteran. Given a signal, the old man stood and announced: "Mr. Curley, on behalf of my associates who fought under General Grant in the Battle of the Wilderness, it is my pleasure to present you with a cane cut from a cottonwood tree during this conflict in appreciation of your work."

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D-Day coloured by annoying journalism

It was called "the cane routine" by the man who invented it ­ James Curley, a politician so colourful his career was fictionalized in the novel The Last Hurrah. Facing a tight re-election race as a Boston alderman in 1910, Curley hired a white-haired actor to appear at his rallies posing as a Civil War veteran. Given a signal, the old man stood and announced: "Mr. Curley, on behalf of my associates who fought under General Grant in the Battle of the Wilderness, it is my pleasure to present you with a cane cut from a cottonwood tree during this conflict in appreciation of your work."

  
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Friday, May 29, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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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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