The 26-year-old NDP MP expressed frustration at Parliamentarians' lack of proportionate attention on issues affecting the North in Ottawa. 'A lot of the things I’m talking about, other MPs aren’t,' she says.
The NDP's Mumilaaq Qaqqaq won the election in Nunavut with 41 per cent of the vote, beating a former cabinet minister and former city councillor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In a province that’s home to 14 million more people than Nunavut, the territory she represents, rookie NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq thought she would be able to fly under the radar in Ottawa.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.