NDP procedural wizards give a glimpse of the House’s behind-the-scenes choreography
Knowledge of House of Commons rules and procedures is key to the opposition's work in the Chamber, so a maintained sense of continuity among House leader and whip's staff is key, says NDP House leader's office chief of staff Jeremy Huws.
Alex Telka, left, is the 'top procedural guy' in NDP House Leader Peter Julian's office, while Jeremy Huws, right, is Mr. Julian's chief of staff. Though the party's House officers budget sank due to losses in the last election, these two staffers and several others in the party whip's office have managed to stay on, providing sought-after technical advice and analysis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia