Calgary MP Tom Kmiec appointed Deputy Shadow Minister for Finance

Calgary, AB – Today, Tom Kmiec, Member of Parliament for Calgary Shepard, was appointed by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer as Deputy Shadow Minister for Finance. Kmiec, who was previously Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs, will be working closely with University of Calgary graduate Pierre Poilievre, who was appointed Shadow Minister for the same portfolio, to keep the Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his Parliamentary Secretary accountable for their tax policy decisions. 

“I'm grateful to be appointed by our leader, Andrew Scheer, as Deputy Shadow Minister for Finance. I am confident in his decision and the Cabinet team he assembled this week to take on the Trudeau Liberals in 2019. I will use this new opportunity to be a principled voice for the Canadian taxpayer and oppose job-killing tax hike proposals by the Trudeau Liberals” said Kmiec.

Kmiec’s appointment means that he will become a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance, which studies and reports on all matters relating to the mandate, management and operation of selected federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Finance and the Canada Revenue Agency, and conducts pre-budget consultations.

In the past, MP Kmiec worked as Manager of Policy and Research for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, one of the most progressive and influential organizations in the country, pushing to shape policy at all levels of government to make Calgary a great city to do business in. He is looking forward to draw on this past experience to similarly help make Canada a great place to do business and attract investment.

When Parliament resumes sitting later this month on September 18th, MP Kmiec plans to drill down on small business tax proposals recently introduced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Connor Staus

Constituency Assistant

Office of Tom Kmiec, M.P. for Calgary Shepard

Tom.Kmiec.C1@parl.gc.ca

Office: 403-974-1285

Cell: 403-462-7871