Who runs the House? Women do: Chagger, Brosseau, Bergen lead parties in Commons
By Shruti ShekarJan. 29, 2018
The former finance deputy minister Ian Bennett has died; the late Alberta premier Jim Prentice penned a book before he died, and it's being released soon.
NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger, and Conservative MP Candice Bergen make up the group of all women serving as their parties' House leaders. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photographs
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh namedNDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau the party’s new House leader in last week’s shuffle of his party’s critics.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.