My new placement is with Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, PC Finance Critic and Chief Opposition Whip. My time so far has been a whirlwind of fast-paced new experiences. I have had the opportunity to craft questions and statements, write press releases on a regular basis, draft correspondence, and even shadow Mr. Miller during press scrums and other meetings.
It has been challenging to immerse myself in finance policy, which I tended to avoid as a political science student. However, I feel as though I have already learned a great deal and look forward to each new issue that emerges as we get closer to the budget. This process has allowed me to expand my familiarity with a whole new range of policy issues. Mr. Miller has created an extremely welcoming environment, and makes going in each morning a pleasure. I look forward to the months ahead.