Local MP Jamie Schmale has been appointed as the new Shadow Minister for Indigenous Services in Canada’s 44th Parliament.
The news comes as part of a team of critics announced today by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole.
Schmale said, “I’m looking forward to my new role as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Services. This presents an opportunity to expand on the experience I gained while in Crown-Indigenous Relations.”
Schmale added he looks forward to working with Indigenous leaders and communities to address issues including: clean drinking water; adequate healthcare and housing; public safety issues on reserves through increased Indigenous-led restorative justice measures and increased powers for First Nations policing services.
The House of Commons is set to begin sitting on Nov. 22