Rachel Curran is a lawyer by training, and she has nearly 15 years of experience in public affairs, including extensive experience providing strategic and policy advice to the Prime Minister of Canada and federal and provincial cabinet ministers. As director of policy to former prime minister Stephen Harper, she oversaw all major governmental initiatives including the preparation of the annual $280-billion federal budget.

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Parliament returns, policy work ramps up

The Liberal government is about to enter the first full parliamentary year of its mandate, and the policy machinery is already in full motion. Because the House of Commons normally sits for nine months per year …

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