Conservative MP Rob Nicholson was 'unusually gracious' in drafting a bill that 'takes the politics' out, and working with the opposite side: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.
Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, left, with Debbie Benczkowski, then chief operating officer of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and Rob Nicholson, last year on the Hill. Photograph courtesy of Rob Nicholson's office
Conservative MP Rob Nicholson set aside political differences and crossed the floor to gain support for his private member’s bill to create a national dementia strategy.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.