Sep 08, 2020
By Jane Brown
The new federal Conservative Leader is naming his shadow cabinet, which includes his predecessor Andrew Scheer as the party’s infrastructure critic.
Erin O’Toole is keeping Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre as finance critic and promoting Alberta’s Michelle Rempel Garner to health critic and New Brunswick’s Rob Moore to justice critic.
Windsor MP Michael Chong is taking a big step up to become the Conservatives’ critic for foreign affairs.
Critics are directed to question their corresponding government ministers in the House of Commons.
The Conservatives have a national caucus meeting planned for tomorrow and O’Toole says they will soon present their own plan for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parliament resumes September 23rd, with a throne speech to be delivered by the minority Trudeau Liberals soon after, followed by a confidence vote