With parliament starting up this week, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes has been asked to serve again in the capacity of Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of the Committees of the Whole, a position she has held in the previous two parliaments.

She says naturally she is honoured to be chosen to perform this role in the House of Commons, adding she felt she had done a good job in the previous parliament.

There was little time to waste for the MP who went to work presiding over a debate on legislation minutes after being appointed and later on an emergency debate on the disaster that struck BC.

Hughes adds it is an interesting position and one that keeps her at the heart of debates and also allows her to better represent the people of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.