Press Release: MP Alistair MacGregor Named NDP Agriculture Critic

For Immediate Release

MP ALISTAIR MACGREGOR NAMED NDP AGRICULTURE CRITIC

January 25, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced today that MP Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) has been named as the Agriculture Critic in the NDP Shadow Cabinet. In this role MacGregor will also be appointed as the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

“As someone who owns a small-scale farm property in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, I am excited to accept this appointment to serve as the NDP’s Agriculture Critic,” said MacGregor.

“The issues surrounding how we produce and consume our food are always on the forefront of the national conversation, and I am looking forward to leading the development of NDP policy on these matters and holding the government to account,” added MacGregor. “Agricultural producers are among the most important actors in the Canadian economy, and I will make sure their voices are heard in Parliament.”

The appointment was announced today at the NDP Caucus Retreat in Ottawa. MacGregor previously served as the NDP’s Critic for Justice and Attorney General and for Seniors.

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For more information, please contact:

Justin Vossenberg, Assistant to Alistair MacGregor

Alistair.macgregor@parl.gc.ca or 613-943-2180