‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it,’ says Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
House Speaker Geoff Regan, left, and Chief Government Whip Mark Holland, right, have both taken what they call an ‘involuntary sabbatical,’ after losing their House seats. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Rachel Aiello
MPs who get booted out of office in October will have access to more services helping them navigate what those who’ve seen an election defeat call a “terrible blow.”
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.