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SCHEER ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO SHADOW CABINET

Conservative Party of Canada | September 7, 2018

Ottawa, ON (September 7, 2018): Today, Conservative Party of Canada Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition the Hon. Andrew Scheer announced changes to the Conservative Shadow Cabinet in the lead up to the fall session of Parliament.

“Our Conservative team is focused squarely on holding the Liberals to account and presenting Canadians with a clear alternative to Justin Trudeau,” Scheer said. “The changes to Shadow Cabinet I announce today reflect the growing strength of our team and our commitment to helping Canadians not only get by, but get ahead.”

The changes will see two MPs added to Shadow Cabinet and 10 others with new Shadow Cabinet roles. The changes are as follows:

New to Shadow Cabinet:

• Stephanie Kusie, MP for Calgary-Midnapore, is named Shadow Minister of Democratic Institutions • Richard Martel, MP for Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, is named Associate Shadow Minister of National Defence

New roles in Shadow Cabinet:

• Dan Albas, MP for Central Okanaga-Similkameen-Nicola and current Shadow Minister of Small Business, is named Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Internal Trade • John Barlow, MP for Foothills and current Associate Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, is named Shadow Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour • Hon. Steven Blaney, MP for Bellechasse-Les-Etchemins-Lévis and current Shadow Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour, is named Shadow Minister of Canadian Heritage, Official Languages, and La Francophonie • Hon. Michael Chong, MP for Wellington-Halton Hills and current Shadow Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Urban Affairs, is named Shadow Minister for Science • Hon. Tony Clement, MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka and current Shadow Minister of Public Services and Procurement, is named Shadow Minister of Justice • Matt Jeneroux, MP for Edmonton-Riverbend and current Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, is named Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities, and Urban Affairs • Hon. Rob Nicholson, MP for Niagara Falls and current Shadow Minister of Justice, is named Shadow Minister of Public Services and Procurement • Pierre Paul-Hus, MP for Charlesbourg-Haute Saint Charles and current Shadow Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, adds Border Security to his file • Blake Richards, MP for Banff-Airdrie and current Shadow Minister for Democratic Institutions, is named Shadow Minister for Small Business, Export Promotion, and Tourism • Bob Saroya, MP for Markham-Unionville and current Associate Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, adds Multiculturalism to his file

For more information:

Daniel Schow - Daniel.Schow@parl.gc.ca - (613) 286-1050

Virginie Bonneau - Virginie.Bonneau@parl.gc.ca - (613) 294-8150