Jan 08, 2024

By Angus Gillespie

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Liberal MP Steven MacKinnon has been sworn in as the government’s interim House leader in the House of Commons, with Karina Gould departing for parental leave.

MacKinnon was sworn in at Rideau Hall this morning. As interim House leader he’ll be responsible for handling the government’s legislative agenda and organizing the day-to-day business of the party.

The 57-year-old MacKinnon was first elected to the House in 2015 and previously served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of public services and procurement.

The 36-year-old Gould, who represents the riding of Burlington, will continue to vote remotely and will attend cabinet meetings virtually via computer.

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