As a graduate student of Carleton University studying in the Master of Political Management program, I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Libby and her staff during the internship component of my graduate degree. For ten weeks, I was immersed in life on Parliament Hill, joining Libby in her daily duties as a Member of Parliament.
During these ten weeks, I have been exposed to life in Ottawa, and the very real challenges Parliament faces. Throughout my time in Libby’s office, I witnessed first hand the NDPs commitment to hold this Conservative government to account– opposing harmful legislation that will effect the most vulnerable in our society.
Canadians across this country are aware of the repercussion of this government’s actions over these past few months. This was evident to me in my last week working with Libby in her constituency office in Vancouver BC.
My trip to Vancouver was my first visit to Canada’s west coast. Here, I was not only afforded the opportunity to visit Libby’s riding, but experienced first hand the impacts the federal government’s agenda has had on Libby’s constituents.