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Victoria (BC), Nov 24 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh while speaking at the B.C. NDP convention in Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.) On Saturday, regarding the appointment of Peter Julian reappointed as the NDP House leader of caucus's behind-the-scenes negotiations to work in the House of Commons, and Rachel Blaney who will take on the role of party whip, media reports said.
Jameet Singh. Image credit: Twitter handle
Peter Julian as House leader, would be responsible for negotiating with other parties on how work will get done in the House of Commons, including on confidence votes, and this is an added significance in a minority Parliament.
The whip is responsible for caucus discipline and plays a key role in the administrative functions of party MPs in the Commons.
For the the Trudeau Liberals to avoid their government being toppled, they would have to work with at least one other party and those negotiations will be brokered between House leaders.
Singh says he wanted steady hands to help lead his party's work in the minority Parliament.
"Peter is among the most experienced and committed caucus members we have, and Rachel has earned the respect of people in and out of our caucus," Singh said.
"I will be relying on both of them in these important leadership roles as New Democrats work to deliver for Canadians in this minority Parliament."