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We need more lawyers in public office | Laurelly Dale

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 2:20 PM | By Laurelly Dale

True, appointing astronauts and morning show hosts adds a unique voice. Everyone has a perspective to add as a cabinet member. The role of the cabinet is to set the policies, laws and priorities for Canada. Becoming a lawyer is a massive undertaking. The government needs to draw on our expertise to weigh in on the legality of their laws. More lawyers are needed in office — either as ministers or consultants.

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