At the end of the day, you realize there is only one true, hard metric by which you can measure your performance: on election day, will my constituents trust me to represent them?
Rookie Liberal MPs Bob Bratina, Sean Fraser, Gary Anandasangaree, Majid Jowhari, and Iqra Khalid pose for a photo in the Centre Block rotunda on Nov. 5, 2015, the day of their first caucus meeting. The Hill Times file photograph
PARLIAMENT HILL—Early on as a new Member of Parliament, you first reckon with a pervasive ambiguity of purpose and attempt to qualify your performance.
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