60 Seconds with… Jean R. Rioux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence

Video / June 1, 2017

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Jean R. Rioux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence

Jean R. Rioux: I just want to look at something here.

Hello, Jean Rioux here, I am the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. And I am happy today to take the sixty-second challenge. So, first question.

1. What does a Parliamentary Secretary do?

He must assist the Defence Minister in his parliamentary and public duties. In addition, answer questions in the House of Commons when he is absent and provide representation.

2. Second question, how do you find working closely with the Minister of National Defence?

It is very pleasant because he is very available, and also, he has involved me in the various decisions we have to make at National Defence.

3. What is your favorite activity when you are not at the office?

Well, it is to enjoy a gourmet meal at home or at a restaurant.

4. What does serving Canada mean to you?

Well, it is ensuring that all Canadians are able to develop their full potential.

5. What is the nicest aspect of Canadian citizenship?

Well, it is our core values: solidarity and inclusiveness.

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