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The Hill Times’ 16th Annual Most Valuable Politician & All Politics Poll conducted by Forum Research Inc.

PM Harper picked as most valuable politician in 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
By Laura Ryckewaert      

PARLIAMENT HILL—In a year that saw the election of a new federal NDP leader, the launch of the federal Liberal leadership race, and a renewed federal focus on hyper-partisanship, this year’s respondents to The Hill Times’ 16th Annual Most Valuable Politician and All Politics Poll stuck mostly to both their party lines and to their party leaders. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was voted the year’s Most Valuable Politician, while NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair ranked second place and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae was voted third.

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