BC Liberals shuffle critic roles to focus on pandemic recovery

VICTORIA (September 10, 2020) – BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson has made changes to Official Opposition critic roles today to focus on holding John Horgan and his government to account in key areas as the NDP government struggles to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

“Our province has been facing the realities and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for six months now, and the NDP has yet to put forward any sort of plan to restart our struggling economy or help British Columbians who are suffering right now,” said Wilkinson. “Our team will continue to keep pressure on the government to act on the best ideas and solutions to help make an immediate difference in people’s lives as they continue to deal with the pandemic. With a renewed focus on jobs, the economy, child care, housing, education, and mental health and addictions, the BC Liberals are going to be focused hard on the issues that matter most to British Columbians right now.”

“Our renewed direction has been shaped by conversations with thousands of British Columbians in every corner of the province as we developed ideas and solutions to help people, non-profits, and small businesses that are all struggling right now,” added Wilkinson. “By the time John Horgan and the NDP decided a six-week online survey would be their only response to the need for an economic recovery plan, we had already submitted over 60 policies and crafted a plan to get B.C. back on track. The government has been all talk and no action, so the changes we’ve made today highlight that and build upon our momentum as we continue to fight for a plan that provides opportunity for all of B.C.”

Attachment: New Official Opposition Critic Roles

MLA Coralee Oakes named Opposition Critic for Emergency Preparedness

MLA Mike Bernier named Opposition Co-Critic for Transportation and Infrastructure

MLA John Yap named Opposition Critic for Arts & Culture

MLA Stephanie Cadieux named Opposition Critic for ICBC

MLA Mike De Jong named Opposition Critic for Attorney General

MLA Laurie Throness named Opposition Co-Critic for Transportation

MLA Marvin Hunt named Opposition Critic for Citizens’ Services

MLA Jas Johal named Opposition Critic for Economic Development, Competitiveness, Trade & Technology

MLA Dan Ashton named Opposition Critic for Agri-Tourism

MLA Peter Milobar named Opposition Critic for Labour

MLA Ellis Ross retains high profile critic role for LNG

MLA Joan Isaacs named Opposition Critic for Children and Family Development

MLA Tom Shypitka re-named Opposition Critic for Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources

Northern MLAs continue in high profile critic roles after critic shuffle

MLA Michael Lee named Opposition Co-Critic for Indigenous Relations

MLA Doug Clovechok named Opposition Co-Critic for Indigenous Relations

MLA Jackie Tegart named Opposition Critic for Regional Economic Development and Small Business

MLA John Martin named Opposition Critic for Advanced Education, Skills and Training

MLA Greg Kyllo named Opposition Critic for Environment and Parks

MLA Todd Stone remains Opposition Critic for Municipal Affairs, Housing and TransLink

MLA Jordan Sturdy named Opposition Critic for BC Hydro

MLA Sam Sullivan named Opposition Critic for Social Development and Poverty Reduction

MLA Michelle Stilwell remains Opposition Critic for Tourism, Hospitality and Sport

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