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New heads of Liberals’ rural caucus vow to force ‘rural lens’ upon ‘all policies’

By Abbas Rana      

The 54-member Liberal rural caucus elected T.J. Harvey as its new chair last week.

The 54-member Liberal rural caucus elected, from the left, T.J. Harvey as chair, William Amos and Marc Serré as vice-chairs, and David Graham as treasurer. Photographs courtesy of T.J. Harvey, William Amos, and Marc Serré/The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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With the national electoral landscape dominated by urban ridings, the new executives of the 54-member Liberal rural caucus are vowing to use “all the tools at our disposal” to make sure rural issues are on the national agenda and considered in all decisions. “We’ll use all the tools at our disposal to champion the issues important to rural Canadians, whether it’s meeting every week or one on one conversations, or group meetings that rural caucus members are very

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