This is Karina Gould, who has the distinction of being the first Canadian federal cabinet minister to have a baby while in office.
Little Oliver has fit right in at Parliament Hill, taking time to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
What a day! Although a busy one, Oliver and I had a terrific first day back in Ottawa. Introducing Oliver to my colleagues, including the Prime Minister, and getting back to it in Question Period were definitely highlights. Here we come day two! 🇨🇦 Quelle journée! Bien qu’occupés, Oliver et moi avons eu une formidable première journée à Ottawa. Le fait d'avoir présenté Oliver à mes collègues, y compris le premier ministre, et de revenir à la période des questions ont certainement marqué ma journée. Jour deux, on arrive!
Gould has also made a point of bringing Oliver into the House of Commons, sometimes with a little help from her colleagues.
And on Tuesday she proved again that motherhood and politics can coexist when she casually breastfed Oliver during Question Period.
Even reporters thought it was cool to see breastfeeding so normalized in a place like the House of Commons.
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould is breastfeeding her baby during QP in the House of Commons.
I’m glad I live in a country where this is normal and accepted (as it should be)
* This is not a partisan statement *
— Teresa Wright (@ReporterTeresa) June 19, 2018
Gould herself said there’s “no shame in breastfeeding! Baby’s gotta eat & I had votes.”
— Karina Gould (@karinagould) June 20, 2018