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The second time around, Karina Gould’s maternity plans are much different

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Stone, Laura
Publication Date: 
30 Jul 2023


Ms. Gould took only 10 weeks off when she had her son, Oliver, in March, 2018, before returning to Parliament Hill from her riding of Burlington, Ont., west of Toronto, that she has represented since 2015.


Prior to last week’s cabinet shuffle, Ms. Gould said she told Mr. Trudeau that she was expecting again, and that her plan this time around was to take six months off.

She said she’ll step away from cabinet, and won’t travel back to Ottawa, during that time. But she still plans on attending votes in the House of Commons remotely – which she’ll be able to do now that Parliament has adopted a hybrid model – and work from her constituency office.

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