Poilievre unveils critics list, pits Alberta MP Jasraj Singh Hallan against Chrystia Freeland


Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has launched his record of parliamentary critics. He’s chosen Alberta Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan because the get together’s new finance critic, pitting him against Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Poilievre has appointed 51 critics and one other 20 affiliate critics. But the record leaves out some very high-profile Conservatives, reminiscent of MP Ed Fast — who supported former Quebec premier Jean Charest for the management — and Michelle Rempel Garner, who served as management marketing campaign co-chair for Patrick Brown.

Former Conservative chief Erin O’Toole instructed the National Post final month that he didn’t desire a critic function as a result of he didn’t need to be a distraction to the group. He was left off the record.

Poilievre named Quebec Conservative MP Gérard Deltell because the get together’s setting critic. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault can be from Quebec.

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc will face off against Ontario MP, former management candidate and outstanding social conservative Leslyn Lewis, who turns into the brand new infrastructure and communities critic.

Rob Moore, MP for the New Brunswick driving of Fundy Royal, has been named the brand new justice critic, pitting him against Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti. Defence Minister Anita Anand will do battle with new defence critic MP James Bezan.

Poilievre, who pledged throughout his management marketing campaign to finish vaccine mandates, has created a brand new place of civil liberties critic for Ontario MP Marilyn Gladu.

Last 12 months, Gladu led the formation of a “civil liberties caucus” of Conservative MPs that took on considerations about vaccination and opposed mandates.

Gladu instructed CBC News that her new function, which doesn’t have a corresponding cupboard place, was Poilievre’s concept.

“This is an expression that he will be vigilant about defending folks’s freedom,” she mentioned, noting her new function additionally consists of points like digital privateness and censorship.

The full Conservative critic record

Digital Government — Ben Lobb

Agriculture, Agri-Food and Food Security — John Barlow

Canadian Heritage — Rachael Thomas

Crown-Indigenous Relations — Jamie Schmale

Finance and Middle Class Prosperity — Jasraj Singh Hallan

Employment, Future Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion — Tracy Gray

Environment and Climate Change — Gérard Deltell

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault (left) must deal with Quebec Conservative MP Gérard Deltell within the House of Commons. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Families, Children and Social Development — Michelle Ferreri

Federal Economic Development Agency for Eastern, Central and Southern Ontario — Lianne Rood

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard — Clifford Small

Foreign Affairs — Michael Chong

Health — Stephen Ellis

Housing and Diversity and Inclusion — Scott Aitchison

High-profile Conservative MPs Ed Fast, Michelle Rempel Garner and former Conservative chief Erin O’Toole had been left off the record of critics. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship — Tom Kmiec

Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (Associate, Crown-Indigenous Relations) — Eric Melillo

Innovation, Science and Industry — Rick Perkins

International Development — Garnett Genuis

International Trade — Kyle Seeback

Small Business Recovery and Growth — Brad Vis

Supply Chain Issues — Matt Jeneroux

Rob Moore, Conservative MP for the New Brunswick driving of Fundy Royal, will face off against Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Red Tape Reduction — Scot Davidson

Justice and Attorney General of Canada — Rob Moore

Civil Liberties — Marilyn Gladu

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention — Todd Doherty

Addictions — Laila Goodridge

Northern Affairs and Arctic Sovereignty; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency — Bob Zimmer

Prairie Economic Development (Advisor to the Leader, Economy) — Pat Kelly

Pacific Economic Development — Tako van Popta

Sport; Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec — Richard Martel

National Defence — James Bezan

Defence Minister Anita Anand (proper) will do battle with new defence critic James Bezan, the Conservative MP for the Manitoba driving of Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

National Revenue — Adam Chambers

Natural Resources — Shannon Stubbs

Official Languages — Joel Godin

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency — Jake Stewart

Public Safety — Raquel Dancho

Public Services and Procurement — Kelly Block

Emergency Preparedness — Dane Lloyd

Rural Economic Development & Connectivity — Dan Mazier

Seniors — Anna Roberts

Tourism — Tony Baldinelli

Transport —Mark Strahl

Treasury Board — Stephanie Kusie

Veterans Affairs — Blake Richards

Women and Gender Equality and Youth — Karen Vecchio

Ethics and Accountable Government — Michael Barrett

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic LeBlanc [right] will face off against Ontario Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Infrastructure and Communities — Leslyn Lewis

Labour — Chris Lewis

Indigenous Services — Gary Vidal

Pan-Canadian Trade and Competition — Ryan Williams

Hunting, Fishing and Conservation —Blaine Calkins

Democratic Reform — Michael Cooper

Associate critics

Associate Finance and Middle Class Prosperity (Tax Reform) — Philip Lawrence

Associate Finance and Middle Class Prosperity (Affordable Government) — Marty Morantz

Associate Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Recreational and West Coast) — Mel Arnold

Associate National Defence (Recruitment and Retention) — Shelby Kramp-Neuman

Associate Natural Resources (Nuclear) — Corey Tochor

Associate Women and Gender Equality and Youth — Dominique Vien

Associate Agriculture — Richard Lehoux

Associate Agriculture —Warren Steinley

Associate Canadian Heritage —  Kevin Waugh

Associate Environment and Climate Change — Robert Kitchen

Associate Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship —Brad Redekopp

Associate Indigenous Services — Larry Brock

Associate Labour — Rosemarie Falk

Associate Ethics and Accountable Government — Jacques Gourde

Associate Veterans Affairs — Fraser Tolmie

Associate Transport — Dan Muys

Associate Public Safety — Doug Shipley

Associate Official Languages — Bernard Généreux

Associate International Trade (Adviser to the Leader, Canada/U.S. Relations) — Randy Hoback

Associate Justice and Attorney General — Frank Caputo

Chair, Public Accounts — John Williamson

Chair, Government Operations and Estimates — Kelly McCauley

Chair, Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics — John Brassard

House management group

Last month, Poilievre unveiled his Commons management group — a nine-member group that features two LGBT MPs and one of many few individuals of color within the Conservative caucus.

Ontario MP Melissa Lantsman, a lesbian, and Alberta MP Tim Uppal, who’s South Asian, now function Poilievre’s deputy leaders. Both supported him within the management race.

Since her election final 12 months, Lantsman, a former political staffer, lobbyist and CBC commentator, has been a fierce critic of the federal government’s dealing with of the COVID-19 file.

Uppal, who represents Edmonton within the Commons, served as minister of state for democratic reform and later as minister of state for multiculturalism in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s authorities.

Former Conservative chief Andrew Scheer, who was additionally a powerful supporter of Poilievre in the course of the management contest, was named opposition House chief.


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