Finance Critic, Pierre Poilievre is known for being one of the strongest and high profile conservitive critics sitting on the front bench of the party. He has openly fought for Canadians rights and freedoms by going toe-to-toe with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and before her Bill Morneau. Pierre has also taken on the Liberal government and stood up to Trudeau himself; especially when his ethics are in question, i.e. WE Charity scandal.
Pierre even had this to say after taking the liberal government to task about the high rate of jobs losses in November. “Others here in the bubble, inside Ottawa, might be fascinated by the palace intrigue of leadership politics; but if you are one of those 71,000 people who just lost your job in November you probably couldn’t care less.”
For some reason Pierre is now being moved to the role of critic for jobs and industry. This is apparently due to Erin O’tool’s plan to help Canada recover from the pandemic and focus wholeheartedly on the economy. Although this might feel like a demotion for one of the most well known MP’s O’toole does not think it should be viewed as one.
These are the current cabinet shuffle changes. Please read below.
MP James Cumming (Edmonton Centre, AB) - Shadow Minister for COVID-19 Economic Recovery
MP Raquel Dancho (Kildonan-St. Paul , MB) – Shadow Minister for Future Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Honorary Ed Fast (Abbotsford, BC) – Shadow Minister for Finance
MP Jasraj Singh Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn, AB) – Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
MP Rachael Harder (Lethbridge, AB) – Shadow Minister for Digital Government
MP Richard Lehoux (Beauce, QC) – Associate Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development
MP Dane Lloyd (Sturgeon River-Parkland, AB) – Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development
MP John Nater (Perth-Wellington, ON) – Shadow Minister for Middle Class Prosperity
Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Carleton, ON) – Shadow Minister for Jobs and Industry
MP Jamie Schmale (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, ON) – Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations
MP Corey Tochor (Saskatoon-University, SK) – Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development