Dear son

Former Conservative MP Chuck Strahl sends his boy, newly elected Conservative MP Mark Strahl, off to his first day of Parliament.

Almost always, charting the path forward during those moments means convincing others – or being convinced – that the team needs to “speak with one voice.” Hard work to be sure, but remember that the caucus and the cabinet are in the political fray with you, and they need to know you have their back – and they, yours. The team isn’t the be-all and end-all, but it’s important. And you will hang together or you will hang separately.

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