MP Judy Foote tak­ing leave of ab­sence

Per­sonal, fam­ily rea­sons cited in news re­lease from PM

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New­found­land and Labrador MP Judy Foote is tak­ing a leave of ab­sence.

Foote, who is a na­tive of Grand Bank and has been in pro­vin­cial and fed­eral pol­i­tics since 1996, is min­is­ter of pub­lic ser­vices and pro­cure­ment in Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s Lib­eral gov­ern­ment. She rep­re­sents the rid­ing of Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity.

Trudeau is­sued a state­ment to­day on changes that will be made in light of Foote’s de­par­ture.

“(Foote) will be away un­til fur­ther no­tice for per­sonal and fam­ily rea­sons,” the state­ment read.

“As Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, our fam­ily should al­ways be our pri­or­ity, and I com­mend her for tak­ing the time to be with her loved ones. We look for­ward to hav­ing her back in Ot­tawa.”

Nat­u­ral Re­sources Min­is­ter Jim Carr will serve as act­ing min­is­ter for Foote’s port­fo­lio in her ab­sence.

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Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is­sued a state­ment last Thurs­day an­nounc­ing New­found­land and Labrador MP Judy Foote, the min­is­ter of pub­lic ser­vices and pro­cure­ment, is tak­ing a leave of ab­sence due to per­sonal and fam­ily rea­sons.

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