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Government of Canada

November 20, 2015 08:35 ET

Prime Minister Announces Chief Government Whip

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2015) - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced today that Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans, has agreed to serve as Chief Government Whip.

Mr. Leslie was first elected in the Orléans riding in 2015. As a retired Lieutenant-General, Mr. Leslie has a strong background in public service. His dedicated service has been recognized both domestically and internationally on numerous occasions during his 35-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces.


"I have every confidence in the remarkable abilities of retired Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie. He will ensure that our members in Parliament are in the right places at the right time, and ensure that we remain focused on implementing our plan for a positive, ambitious, open, and transparent government. I am thrilled that he is a part of our strong team committed to returning a voice to Canadians in Ottawa."
- Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Fact

  • Each recognized party in the Parliament of Canada has a Whip. The Whips ensure that enough party members are in the Chamber for debates and votes. They also determine which committees a party member will sit on, assign offices and seats in the House, and encourage members to follow party commitments.

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