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Are we the ugly Canadians? You betcha

No longer can Canada be relied on to do the right thing or to be an honest broker on a range of things, but rather our government is trying to act like a world power that it is not, playing the bully and obstructing progress in the process.

TORONTO—This week, Canada is basking in the type of warm glow that only the royal visit can bring. Not just the Queen this time, but in fact the biggest ticket royal item—the recently-married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves (Will and Kate), possibly the most sought after celebrities in the world right now.

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Are we the ugly Canadians? You betcha

No longer can Canada be relied on to do the right thing or to be an honest broker on a range of things, but rather our government is trying to act like a world power that it is not, playing the bully and obstructing progress in the process.

TORONTO—This week, Canada is basking in the type of warm glow that only the royal visit can bring. Not just the Queen this time, but in fact the biggest ticket royal item—the recently-married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves (Will and Kate), possibly the most sought after celebrities in the world right now.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
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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