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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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.