by KORIE MARSHALL
Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, has just been named Deputy Critic for Families, Children and Social Development.
Rona Ambrose, leader of the official opposition and interim leader of the Conservative Party announced a 32-member official opposition shadow cabinet as well as 18 other critics and 26 deputy critics on Nov. 19th.
A news release from the party says over 5.6 million Canadians voted for the Conservative Party on October 19th. “The Conservatives will form a strong opposition and ensure hard-working Canadians and their families are protected and the country’s finances kept in check,” says the release. The party was reduced to 99 of 338 seats in the House of Commons in the last election.
“I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest Official Opposition this country has ever seen,” said Ambrose in a news release. “Together, we will ask the Government the tough questions and hold them to account.”
“I am honoured to have been asked to serve in the Shadow Cabinet,” said Zimmer in a separate release. “I look forward to working hard in this new role and being an effective and productive member of such a dynamic team.”
Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, was named Critic for Indigenous Affairs.