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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's prominent role in public life has prompted some politicos to question whether she’s edging too close to the line of being overly involved in government activities, but two opposition party critics say she actually deserves more credit for her work.  Others, meanwhile, including Western University political science professor Cristine de Clercy, say she's adopting the traditional practice of public service without involvement in anything controversial.  "She's very busy representing Canada, representing her husband's government," she said.

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Some politicos question Grégoire Trudeau’s involvement in government activities, others say she deserves more credit for her work

By Emily Haws      

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has been given an honorary title by Parks Canada and appeared at a 2018 post-budget announcement with Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, among other activities.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, pictured on April 20 at the Liberal Party's Halifax convention, has been actively involved in the federal party. Her name is used for Liberal Party fundraising emails. Politicos are split on whether she has been overly involved in government activities, but generally agree she can do what she wants when it comes to the party. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
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