NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson

Local MP’s in NDP shadow cabinet

Mulcair appoints Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), and Alistair MacGregor, (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford).

  • Nov. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m.

New Democrat MPs Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith), and Alistair MacGregor, (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford), have been appointed opposition critics for Status of Women and Seniors respectively by party leader Tom Mulcair.

“I’m honoured to be appointed to the NDP shadow cabinet as the critic for the Status of Women,” Malcolmson said Nov. 12.

She said she will be pushing for the NDP’s priorities on the Status of Women file, including affordable childcare, ending violence against women and holding an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

“A lot of work has been done here in Nanaimo-Ladysmith to advance women’s and girl’s equality,” Malcolmson said. “But there remains much to be done locally and throughout Canada.”

MacGregor, who will also be the NDP deputy critic for heritage, said he’s ready to roll up his sleeves, too.

“Our experienced and united team is ready to get to work on behalf of Canadians as the progressive opposition,” said MacGregor.

“The Liberal government made a lot of commitments this campaign. We’re going to hold them to their promises.”

He said improved access to health and seniors’ care, more home care, and better retirement security will be priorities.

 

 

 

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