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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A4 A 4 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015 VOTE CANADA winnipegfreepress. com oreckcanada. com THE ORECK CENTRE 657 Century Street 204- 779- 1800 1- 877- 613- 1800 Oreck Forever ™ Series Gold Power Team • Limited Lifetime Warranty • 3 Free Annual Tune- ups • Only 9 pounds and get 102 MPH air flow • Hepa inner bag • Extra durable commercial- grade baseplate • Free ultimate hand held cannister Allergies or Asthma? Got a Business? Try our Commercial - Grade Vacuum. Only 8 Pounds. We Service Same Day. Air 16 clears up to 1000 sq. ft. of dust, smoke, pollen & pollution. The Portable Furnace Save on heating this winter! Heats up to 800 square feet. Takes only as much power as a coffee maker. CENTRE WINTERISWINTERIS WINTERIS COMING! Handcrafted by Ontario Mennonites & Amish 124 ROBLIN BLVD. E. IN WINKLER • 204.331.1415 New Style DINING TABLES with BENCHES MON TO THU 10 – 5 : 30 • FRI 10 – 8 • SAT 10 – 4 TENT SALE AUG. 19- 31 O TTAWA — Scouts Canada officials say they didn’t agree to have some of their young members stand in uniform alongside Conservative Leader Stephen Harper during a campaign stop Friday. The Conservatives used children in Scouts uniforms as part of a campaign event in British Columbia where Harper promised to help the province’s fisheries. Harper was in the B. C. riding of North Island- Powell River to promise an extended partnership with the Pacific Salmon Foundation and $ 15 million to restore and conserve B. C. estuaries. He said the investment will help to preserve the lower Harrison River’s salmon ecosystem. Standing amid the picturesque backdrop for the announcement were three Scouts in uniform, who stood to Harper’s right during the event. After pictures from the announcement with the Scouts in frame were posted to social media, Scouts Canada tweeted out a reminder its members are not allowed to be part of any political event. Scouts Canada spokesman John Petitti said the organization is trying to ascertain what exactly happened, because the Scouts were not sanctioned to be at the event. The Scouts Canada policy guide says the organization “ is not connected with any political body.” The policy says members in uniform, or anyone acting as a representative of Scouts Canada, “ must not take part in meetings or activities of a political nature or offer support.” A spokesman for the Conservative campaign didn’t say whether the party sought permission from the organization to have the Scouts at the event. Conservative spokesman Stephen Lecce said in an email the campaign “ welcomed the participation of all who attended” the event. — The Canadian Press SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS Young Scouts stand nearby as Stephen Harper speaks Friday at a campaign stop on the shores of McIvor Lake in Campbell River, B. C. Scouting for votes frowned upon OTTAWA — The arrival of Joe Oliver’s new NDP rival in a strategic Toronto riding has added a wrinkle to what was already a compelling local race: it’s now a battle between two finance ministers — one past, one present. That means the fight for Eglinton- Lawrence could become a microcosm of the broader showdown over economic issues between the Conservatives and the New Democrats. Oliver, who replaced Jim Flaherty as federal finance minister in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, is vying for re- election against two rivals whose candidacies have made national headlines. The NDP’s Andrew Thomson served as a provincial finance minister in Saskatchewan, while Marco Mendicino won the Liberal nomination following a high- profile tilt with Conservative defector Eve Adams. Thomson, who left Saskatchewan in 2008 after retiring from provincial politics, intends to use his candidacy as an opportunity to challenge the Conservative record on jobs and the economy. “ I’m quite anxious to have a debate with Joe Oliver about the direction that the Conservative governments have taken this country in,” Thomson said. “ Whether it happens locally, whether it happens more broadly across the city, there is going to be this discussion happening.” Eglinton- Lawrence, held by the Liberals for 32 of its 36 years, is a vital battleground heading into the Oct. 19 election. Oliver helped the Tories capture the riding in 2011 for the first time since its creation in 1979 by beating veteran Liberal MP Joe Volpe by about 4,000 votes. The NDP has never finished better than a distant third in the area. Thomson’s candidacy in the highprofile race may help provide the NDP with a soap box to counter repeated Tory attacks provincial New Democrat governments have “ wrecked” their respective economies. He said NDP governments have often been elected during hard times — and have inherited tough economic situations — because voters were seeking security and more support. Thomson, an MLA from 1995 to 2007, hopes having his name on the ballot “ reinforces” what the NDP has been trying to do on the economy. — The Canadian Press Current, past finance ministers in battle A_ 04_ Aug- 22- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A4 8/ 21/ 15 8: 02: 02 PM

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