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Liberal time management in House questioned as LeBlanc commits long-term to Fisheries portfolio

By Rachel Aiello      

Appointed fisheries minister last week on top of his government House leader duties, Dominic LeBlanc’s opposition counterparts say he has and will continue to struggle with balancing the wants of ministers with the House agenda.

Last Tuesday, in a swift swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall, Dominic LeBlanc was appointed the new fisheries minister. It’s a role he’s committing to indefinitely. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Poor management of House time and the pressures of trying to accommodate the priority bills and issues of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 30-person cabinet are to blame for the government having yet to pass any core legislation with just three weeks left in Parliament’s sitting calendar, say opposition House leaders. And now with Government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc (Beauséjour, N.B.) committing to take on another portfolio, Conservative House leader Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu'Appelle, Sask.) and NDP House leader Peter Julian (New

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