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Eight former MPs, five Conservatives, make their return to Parliament in 2019

By Mike Lapointe      

NDP MP Jack Harris says the Liberal mandate has been ‘significantly tempered by the attitudes of Canadians about the election and by the necessity for this country to work,’ and that he ‘hopes Parliamentarians rise to the occasion.’

Top, from left to right, Bloc Québécois MP Claude DeBellefeuille, NDP MP Jack Harris, Conservative MP Kyle Seeback, and Conservative MP Tim Uppal. Bottom, from left to right, Bloc Québécois MP Stéphane Bergeron, Conservative MP John Williamson, Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, and Conservative MP Rob Moore. Ms. Findlay says what she would like to see 'is some real acknowledgement that there is a lot of work to be done in federal-provincial interactions and interrelations.' Photographs courtesy of ourcommons.ca

Eight former MPs who weren’t part of the last Parliament will be making their way back to Ottawa following successful bids in the 2019 election, including five Conservatives, two from the Bloc Québécois, and one from the NDP. Liberal candidates finished second in all eight ridings won by the former MPs across the country.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com

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