Grande Prairie-November 20, 2015
The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition and Interim Leader of the Conservative Party, today announced the Opposition Shadow Cabinet and Critics.
“I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest Official Opposition this country has ever seen,” said Ms. Ambrose. “I am proud to lead this team of talented and respected individuals from across Canada. Together, we will ask the Government tough questions and hold them to account.”
Over 5.6 million Canadians voted for the Conservative Party on October 19, leading to one of the strongest oppositions to a majority government in Canadian history. 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.
The Liberals have proposed a massive tax-and-spend plan and the Conservatives will not stand idly by while Justin Trudeau’s government runs large deficits at the expense of Canada’s future. The Official Opposition will challenge them every step of the way, ensuring that those who sent us here–our constituents–have a voice.
Chris Warkentin, elected to represent the riding of Grande Prairie–Mackenzie, was chosen by Ms. Ambrose to be the critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food.
“As the Official Opposition’s Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Foods I am humbled to have the confidence of the leader of the Official Opposition and look forward to serving in this important role. I am particularly proud of my agricultural roots and farm families from coast to coast can count on me to vigorously defend their interests.
“I will be a strong voice in Parliament for the agricultural and agri-food industry as they are a major contributor to our national economy by creating jobs and growth across our nation. Being from a farm family, I understand that they are the foundation of many of our rural communities across Canada.
“Canadian farmers and their families work hard to produce the best and safest food in the world. Canadian agricultural products are known around the globe as being safe and of the highest quality. I look forward to promoting the industry at every opportunity.”
“I look forward to working constructively with my colleagues and meeting with the numerous stakeholders while holding the new Government to account in the House of Commons.”
For more information, please contact Chris Warkentin, MP at: (780) 538-1677