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The press gallery has revamped its constitution and has a new executive that includes, from left: Radio-Canada’s Philippe-Vincent Foisy, president; The Toronto Star’s Tonda MacCharles, vice-president; CBC’s Elizabeth Thompson, treasurer; and The National Post’s Marie-Danielle Smith, secretary. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar and file photos, Twitter photograph
The Parliamentary Press Gallery has a new executive and revised constitution, thanks to some changes approved at the group’s annual general meeting on Feb. 23.
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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.