Schmale deputy shadow minister for Opposition
By Chad Ingram
Published Sept. 6, 2017
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale has been named Deputy Shadow Minister for Natural Resources by new Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer.
Scheer announced his shadow cabinet – a group of MPs assigned specific portfolios to act as critics against the government cabinet – last week, and Schmale's office announced his deputy position earlier this week.
“I'm grateful to be given the chance to advocate on such an important file for this country,’’ Schmale said in a release. ”I will use this opportunity to be a principled voice for Canadians who value safe and environmentally sustainable resource development.”
Shannon Stubbs, MP for Alberta's Lakeland constituency, has been named shadow minister for the file.
Schmale's new duties require that he sit on the House of Commons' standing committee for natural resources, which means he'll no longer sit on the standing committee of procedures and house affairs.
Schmale was elected in the 2015 election and was long-time executive assistant to his predecessor, Barry Devolin.
See more in next week's Times.