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Will Aglukkaq do for environment what she did for health?

Symbolically, Leona Aglukkaq’s perfect. Practically, her appointment as Environment Minister is intended to blunt aboriginal opposition to pipelines and mines.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
New Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Extreme obedience is not unusual on the Harper front bench; indeed, it is mandatory. But Aglukkaq is especially lifeless, rising dutifully to read her talking points, avoiding media except in highly-managed settings and staying well under the political radar, writes Susan Riley.

 

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Will Aglukkaq do for environment what she did for health?

Symbolically, Leona Aglukkaq’s perfect. Practically, her appointment as Environment Minister is intended to blunt aboriginal opposition to pipelines and mines.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
New Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, pictured in this file photo in Ottawa. Extreme obedience is not unusual on the Harper front bench; indeed, it is mandatory. But Aglukkaq is especially lifeless, rising dutifully to read her talking points, avoiding media except in highly-managed settings and staying well under the political radar, writes Susan Riley.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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