During the previous parliament, MP Dan Albas served as the Shadow Minister for Science, Innovation and Economic Development.
On Friday, it was announced that Albas would be shifted to a new role as Shadow Minister for Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion.
“It’s a big responsibility, there is a lot of spending authority in this particular department,” began Albas. “Given the fact that the forestry sector is having such a hard time, her (Minister Carla Qualtrough) department which included Service Canada and Employment Insurance, it’s going to be key for communities.”
Another part of Albas’ new role is disability inclusion a realm the MP ventured into earlier this year by proposing a private members bill to protect Registered Disability Savings Plans.
“There are so many Canadians who want to contribute and want to participate in the economy and this Ministry is key for them,” said Albas.
Albas also mentioned that having the Minister on the other side of the aisle also being from BC could lead to some collaboration.
MPs are set to return to Ottawa this week for Justin Trudeau’s Throne Speech on December 5.
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