‘This is a high-stress job that takes years off people’s lives’: MPs reflect on their own well-being after Gord Brown’s death
By Emily HawsMay. 9, 2018
MPs say finding work-life balance is a struggle, but cite staying away from receptions and participating in Hill sports leagues as a way to protect their health.
Conservative MP Tony Clement said being a Parliamentarian is a 'death trap,' even if done willingly, and he's unsure caucus colleague Gord Brown's death will result in any meaningful change in MPs' habits. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Conservative MP Tony Clement says his caucus colleague Gord Brown’s death is “just another indication that this is a high-stress job that takes years off people’s lives,” but isn’t sure MPs will meaningfully change their habits.
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