NEWS ~ Julian Honoured To Be Named as Energy and Natural Resources Shadow Minister in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet.
April 19th, 2012 - 11:51pm
For Immediate Release April 19, 2012
Julian Honoured To Be Named as Energy and Natural Resources Shadow Minister in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet.
Burnaby BC – Peter Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster was honoured today to be named to the Shadow Cabinet by the NDP’s new Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair, having been handed the major economic fiscal portfolio of Energy and Natural Resources.
”I’ve been honoured to serve in a variety of economic and fiscal portfolios since I was elected in 2004, first as a Treasury Board critic and later as long time International Trade critic under the previous Parliaments”, said Julian. “When the NDP became the Official Opposition in May 2011 under Jack Layton’s leadership, I was named as Industry critic. Then Interim Leader, Nicole Turmel appointed me to the Finance portfolio. And now to be named to the new combined portfolios of Energy and Natural Resources is a real privilege”, said Julian.
The Energy and Natural Resources Shadow Ministry covers industries that account for over 30% of Canadian exports and nearly 14% of Canada’s GDP. With Treasury Board, International Trade, Finance and Industry, it is one of the five big economic and fiscal portfolios in the Shadow Cabinet.
“This is a critical area for Canada as we find ourselves victimized by the Harper government’s decision to shut down environmental assessments as well as continue to ship our resources off-shore without any value added processing. Rather than maximizing the potential of sustainable development of Canada’s resources, this government chooses to erode Canadian jobs”, concluded Julian.
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