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Karina Gould, Andrew Leslie show just how family-friendly House can be

By Shruti Shekar      

A new Senator has been appointed, ex-PM Stephen Harper releases information about his book, and Independent MP Hunter Tootoo and Liberal MP Mona Fortier will appear in a play.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould had to quickly hand off her son, Oliver, to Liberal MP Andrew Leslie before standing to speak in the House on May 31. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
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Liberal MP Andrew Leslie has come to the rescue in conflict zones, and it seems he can also be counted on for split-second babysitting, as he proved last week when he was handed baby Oliver just before his mother, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, stood to speak in the House during Question Period. “Thanks @AndrewLeslieMP for the help today!” Ms. Gould tweeted on May 31 a few hours after the baby transfer took place. When his mother needed her hands free later

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