Ontario: Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre released his list of parliamentary critics, revealing his shadow cabinet.
He has elected Conservative MP from Alberta, Jasraj Singh Hallan, as the party’s new finance critic, pitting him against Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Pierre Poilievre appointed 51 critics and 20 other associate critics. But some important names have been left out of this list.
Among them are MP Ed Fast, who supported former Quebec Premier Jean Charest for leadership, and Michelle Rempel Garner, who served as leadership campaign co-chair for Patrick Brown.
In addition, former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole told the media last month that he doesn’t want a critic role as he doesn’t want to be a distraction to the team. Therefore, he has also not been included in this list.
Poilievre has appointed Conservative MP from Quebec, Gérard Deltell, as the party’s environment critic. Steven Guilbeault, minister of environment and climate change, is also from Quebec.
Former leadership candidate Leslyn Lewis has been appointed as an Infrastructure and Communities Critic. Rob Moore is the new Justice Critic and MP James Bezan has been appointed as a Defense Critic.
Pierre Poilievre, who has vowed to abolish mandatory vaccine regulations during his leadership campaign, has created a new position as a civil liberties critic and Ontario MP Marilyn Gladu has been elected as a civil liberties critic.