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The federal Liberals may be leading in public opinion polls, but they're not taking anything for granted. The Grits have in the last few months set up public policy issue-based caucuses in an effort to influence public policy and to keep on top of the key issues in their ridings. So far, they've created 11 caucuses based on the issues they consider the most important, including four regionally based caucuses on immigration, which is considered the No. 1 public policy and political issue

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Liberal MPs set up 11 issue-based caucuses, four regionally based immigration caucuses

By Abbas Rana      

Liberal MPs on issue-based caucuses can make non-binding recommendations to cabinet ministers on how to address specific issues. They're

Pictured top left to right, Liberal MP Deborah Schulte is the chair of the Liberals' Seniors Caucus; Liberal MP John Oliver is the chair of the Auto Caucus; Liberal MPs Jonathan Wilkinson and Kim Rudd are co-chairs of the Energy and Environment Caucus; Liberal MP Leona Alleslev is the chair of the Aerospace and Space caucus; and Liberal MPs David Graham and David Lametti are co-chairs of the Digital Caucus. Photographs courtesy of Liberal.ca, Twitter and The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
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