Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, has been appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to sit on the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

“I am honoured to have been chosen by the Prime Minister and our Conservative government to be part of this important committee,” Zimmer said in a press release. “As we all know, natural resources are a key driving force for our national economy, and I look forward to continuing to consult with local stakeholders and to be able to provide a voice for Northeastern BC’s natural resource community here in Ottawa.”

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources studies and reports on matters referred to it by the House of Commons, or on topics the Committee itself chooses to examine. It can study all matters related to the mandate, management, operation, budget and legislation of the Department of Natural Resources and of organizations pertaining to its portfolio.

In addition to his new role as a member of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Zimmer is Chair of the BC Pipeline Caucus, and sits on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Earlier this month, he was appointed to sit as BC/Yukon Caucus Chair.

“I look forward to continuing to consult with our region’s constituents and stakeholders and to bring regional issues to the attention of the Prime Minister and my caucus colleagues.” said Zimmer in a press release.

As BC/Yukon Caucus Chair, Mr. Zimmer will chair a weekly meeting of Conservative Members of Parliament and Senators from across the region, and will also chair the bi-annual BC/Yukon stakeholder meetings. He will report the work of the BC/Yukon Caucus to the Prime Minister, and to national caucus.

By Laura Keil