MP Tom Kmiec appointed Deputy Foreign Affairs Critic in new Shadow Cabinet shuffle

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MP Tom Kmiec appointed Deputy Foreign Affairs Critic in new Shadow Cabinet shuffle

Ottawa, October 17, 2016 – Yesterday,Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition and interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, announced changes to the Shadow Cabinet as a number of its members have stepped away from their critic roles to join the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Changes include the appointment of Tom Kmiec, Member of Parliament for Calgary Shepard, to the new role of Deputy Foreign Affairs Critic and the newest member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

“I would like to thank our leader, Rona Ambrose, for naming me the Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the entire Conservative Caucus to hold the Liberal government to account on issues of international affairs, including Canada’s foreign policy and development assistance” said MP Kmiec.

He continued: “In working to advance Canada’s values and interests abroad, we need to collaborate with our allies and other countries to confront challenges and contribute to international peace and security. Canada has a rich history of helping the poorest and most vulnerable and I will work to make sure that our government continues to push for the protection of religious rights and human rights."

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For further information contact:

Adrian Papara

Director of Operations

Telephone (613) 222-1603

E-mail: tom.kmiec.a1@parl.gc.ca

 

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