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
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
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
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
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
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 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.