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Mulcair begins campaign for support as leadership review nears

Mulcair begins campaign for support as leadership review nears

NDP MPs expect final report on election post-mortem at party's convention in Edmonton in April. 'I think people are upset about the election and they want to be heard,' says an NDP MP.



New Democrat donor support plunges by more than $6-million in fourth quarter

New Democrat donor support plunges by more than $6-million in fourth quarter
From a record quarterly high of $9-million in donations in the months leading up to the long campaign and its first two months, the NDP took in only $2.7-million in individual contributions during the last three months of the year.

MPs spend more than $60,000 to travel to Australia on Parliamentary junket

MPs spend more than $60,000 to travel to Australia on Parliamentary junket
Due to the distance and number of time zones between Ottawa and their destinations—Sydney, New South Wales and Hobart, Tasmania—the three MPs spent $45,489.86 on transportation alone.

Liberal Cabinet meeting infused up to $100,000 into New Brunswick town

Liberal Cabinet meeting infused up to $100,000 into New Brunswick town
St. Andrews mayor Stan Choptiany estimated that his New Brunswick town and its business and residents benefitted from at least $80,000 worth of spending by roughly 200 government, media, support staff and others who visited during a Cabinet retreat.

NDP blame failure to sell platform, Trudeaumania for election loss

NDP blame failure to sell platform, Trudeaumania for election loss
'I think the issue in the campaign is that we ran an extremely positive platform, the question is: did we sell it as a progressive platform?' says NDP caucus chair Charlie Angus.

Trudeau holds Cabinet meeting in New Brunswick as reward for electoral victory, looking to future

Trudeau holds Cabinet meeting in New Brunswick as reward for electoral victory, looking to future
Of nine electoral districts the Liberals won with less than 50 per cent of the vote when they swept all 32 ridings in the Atlantic provinces last Oct. 19, six are in New Brunswick, and all of them cluster around historic quaint waterside town near the U.S. border.

'There’s no such thing as a safe seat anymore,' says UPEI prof

'There’s no such thing as a safe seat anymore,' says UPEI prof
There are 23 MPs in this new 42nd Parliament who won their riding by 50 per cent or more of the vote.

MPs in close ridings can't afford to take win for granted

MPs in close ridings can't afford to take win for granted
'You’ve got to earn it and in this case, you’ve got to demonstrate that you want it more than the next person,' says former Liberal MP Joe Jordan who won his 2000 election by only 55 votes.

COLUMNS






Cory Hann, Ian Wayne, Tisha Ashton, and Camille Labchuk

'The dollar continues to dip. Should Canadians be concerned?'

Warren Kinsella, Karl Bélanger, Tim Powers

We’re getting into final stages of an election

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bluesky Strategy hosts Hillites, local politicos for drinks at Beckta Feb. 1, 2016

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Great Work Systems' Jen Hunter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristen Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Attendees at the Tuesday, Jan. 27 event filled the glass atrium of the Performance Court Building adjoining to the back of Beckta restaurant on Elgin Street. A DJ was playing upbeat tunes all evening.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Scott Simms and Bluesky's Raphael Brass.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky's Susan Smith, CHEO CEO Alex Munter, Bluesky's Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NSERC President Mario Pinto talking to Phil Fontaine, former AFN national chief.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

NDP National Director Karl Bélanger.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bruce Heyman speaking with Huawei's Scott Bradley, and Liberal transition head Peter Harder.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Liberal MP Kim Rudd talks to Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Director of Communications to the House Speaker, Heather Bradley.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Bluesky Strategy's Codie Taylor, and Emily Smith in behind.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Kyle Harrietha, left, a staffer to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Mike Storeshaw, director of media relations to interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Dentons' Scotty Greenwood.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Vicki Heyman, Jen Hunter, and CMA's Kristin Smith.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Former Reuters bureau chief Randall Palmer, Carleton journalism professor Allan Thompson, and The Hill Times editor Kate Malloy.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE



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Election 2015 results Who won, who lost: Full Election 2015 results Election 2015 results
Seventy-one closest ridings won by five per cent or less, Election 2015 71 closest races won by five per cent or less, Election 2015 Seventy-one closest ridings won by five per cent or less, Election 2015
Where the party leaders have been so far this campaign Where the leaders are Where the party leaders have been so far this campaign
Assembly of First Nations’ list of influential ridings among aboriginal population Top 51 ridings indigenous voters can influence the vote Assembly of First Nations’ list of influential ridings among aboriginal population
Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015 Election 2015: MPs not running Incumbent MPs not running in Election 2015
Duffy trial starts April 7: A Hill Times primer Mike Duffy Trial primer Duffy trial starts April 7: A Hill Times primer
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