Schmale tapped for O’Toole’s shadow cabinet
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.
“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.”
In a media release, Schmale adds, “The Liberal government has botched its promise to provide clean drinking water to Indigenous communities and has failed on its duty to provide adequate healthcare and housing for Indigenous families and children. They are silent on the calls from Indigenous leaders to address public safety issues on reserves through increased Indigenous led restorative justice measures and increased powers for First Nations policing services. I look forward to working with Indigenous leaders and communities to address these outstanding issues with the Liberal government.”
The House of Commons is set to begin sitting on Nov. 22-30.