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Status of Women Minister Monsef hires two new advisers

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Lori Lee Oates and Ashleigh White recently started in Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef's office. Meanwhile, Hendrik Brakel is now a senior economic policy adviser to Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.

Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef pictured heading into the House of Commons Chamber. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef has a pair of new advisers working in her office, including new senior policy adviser Lori Lee Oates, a former co-chair of Equal Voice’s Newfoundland and Labrador chapter. Ms. Oates is a former part-time lecturer with Memorial University’s master of philosophy program, where she herself previously earned a master’s degree in the subject, as well as a master’s in political science—for which she wrote her thesis on women and politics in Canada—and

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