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Leader of the Government in the House of Commons


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Duties

The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons is responsible for the government's program in the House of Commons by:
  • planning and managing the government's legislative program in its pre-parliamentary and parliamentary stages;
  • maintaining relations with the Opposition on all matters concerning House of Commons activities;
  • working with the Leader of the Government in the Senate to ensure the effective coordination of the government’s legislative program; and
  • ensuring policy development and legislation/motions concerning electoral and Parliamentary issues.


The Honourable Bardish Chagger

The Honourable Bardish Chagger
The Honourable
Bardish Chagger
Bardish Chagger was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Waterloo on October 19th, 2015. She was named as Minister of Small Business and Tourism by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 4, 2015 and then also named Leader of the Government in the House of Commons on August 19, 2016.

Prior to becoming MP for Waterloo, Bardish Chagger worked at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, an organization that assists new Canadians as they transition to full participation in our community’s life. As the Special Projects Coordinator, Bardish planned and coordinated the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival in Kitchener’s Victoria Park, bringing together community, cultural and business groups in Waterloo Region. She also worked with other agencies to offer an annual Global Skills Conference to introduce foreign-trained professionals to related professions and to find meaningful employment.


See also
House of Commons
Speaker of the House of Commons
Former Leaders of the Government in the House of Commons
Leader of the Official Opposition

External Links
Parliament of Canada Official Website
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Official Website

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