NDP Announces New Critic Roles - Alistair MacGregor named NDP Critic for Justice
February 14th, 2017 - 3:27pm
OTTAWA —NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has been appointed as the Justice and Attorney General Critic in the NDP Shadow Cabinet. In this role MacGregor will continue to sit as the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
“I am honoured to accept this appointment as our party’s Justice Critic,” said MacGregor. “I’m looking forward to the hard work of guiding NDP policy on issues relating to criminal justice, the rule of law, and human rights so that we can build a more equitable and inclusive society.”
“I am proud to announce that Alistair MacGregor will take on more responsibility in our shadow cabinet,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “While the Liberals are focused on helping themselves, our strong NDP team will continue to fight for hardworking Canadians.”
Several Members of Parliament have taken on new critic roles in the NDP Shadow Cabinet. Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) is now the party’s critic for Ethics and will also take on the role of Deputy Critic for Finance. Quebec MP Karine Trudel (Jonquière) will serve as Deputy Critic for Ethics. The NDP Lieutenant for Quebec, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite Patrie), will take on the role of Finance Critic.
Rachel Blaney (North Island-Powell River) will now be the Seniors Critic and Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) will add Multiculturalism to her portfolio of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.