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2015 Federal Election
#81
Maryam Monsef is younger, born in 1985 according to Wikipedia.
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#82
I stand corrected.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#83
(11-04-2015, 07:59 PM)jamincan Wrote: Maryam Monsef is younger, born in 1985 according to Wikipedia.

Yes ... another young one that I'm very impressed by.  We'll see how well she can ramp up to federal politics at the cabinet level.
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#84
Rookie MP Bardish Chagger faces innovation and taxation challenges in small-business portfolio 
Quote:In her role as Canada’s new Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger, a 35-year-old first-time MP from Waterloo, Ont., is tasked with helping small companies thrive...

Based on the number of times she answers a question with "I'm [committed to] working [closely] with the Minister of Finance" it would seem Trudeau and Morneau have her on a very tight leash. Still it's better to be on a ministerial leash than warming the Opposition back benches.
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#85
(12-18-2015, 08:50 AM)ookpik Wrote: Rookie MP Bardish Chagger faces innovation and taxation challenges in small-business portfolio 
Quote:In her role as Canada’s new Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Bardish Chagger, a 35-year-old first-time MP from Waterloo, Ont., is tasked with helping small companies thrive...

Based on the number of times she answers a question with "I'm [committed to] working [closely] with the Minister of Finance" it would seem Trudeau and Morneau have her on a very tight leash. Still it's better to be on a ministerial leash than warming the Opposition back benches.

There's that, but also that it's not in her power to make those changes that she's asked about. The Minister of Finance controls the purse strings. I don't think she controls any money.
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#86
(12-18-2015, 10:37 AM)plam Wrote: There's that, but also that it's not in her power to make those changes that she's asked about. The Minister of Finance controls the purse strings. I don't think she controls any money.
Of course. But I'd expect a more experienced politician to refer to the government in general (remember "The Harper Government™"?) rather than to the MoF. And BTW she's a junior minister who reports to Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Still, it's early days, she has much to learn and much to accomplish. I wish her and her colleagues every success in achieving their ambitious goals.
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#87
I think it's a credit that even with the her political inexperience, to have been made a junior minister. It's good for the region to have any influence, small as it may be, within the ministerial ranks in Ottawa.
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#88
Absolutely! I'm optimistic that she'll provide the region with better representation than her predecessor.
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