As the last minister for status of women and the first for women and gender equality, Maryam Monsef says she’s cementing a path forged by her predecessors, but critics say the new mandate could 'dilute' the mission.
Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef, pictured in her Gatineau, Que., office on Feb. 8, says the new department formalizes work that was already being done by Status of Women. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In a few short weeks, Maryam Monsef has gone from being a junior minister in charge of an oft-sidelined agency, to juggling managing one full-fledged department and part of another.
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Canada has been without an ambassador in China for five months, during a time when relations with China have deteriorated. Now there’s reports Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye is set to depart for a new post.