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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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.