Big day for MP Scott An­drews

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Lib­eral MP Scott An­drews (Avalon) has been ap­pointed fed­eral critic in the area of ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, pri­vacy and ethics. Lib­eral Leader Bob Rae ap­pointed An­drews to the post on June 6.

“ Since be­ing elected in 2008, I’ve al­ways worked to be an open and ac­count­able Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment. For ex­am­ple, I’ve posted all my par­lia­men­tary ex­penses on my web­site for ev­ery­one to see. It is right for Cana­di­ans to ex­pect their rep­re­sen­ta­tives and their gov­ern­ment to be held at a high eth­i­cal stan­dard and to be open and ac­ces­si­ble,” An­drews said in a news re­lease on the ap­point­ment.

“My critic role should be very in­ter­est­ing known the past ac­tions of this Harper gov­ern­ment. We all know that some of their min­is­ters and MPs have not met the eth­i­cal stan­dard that Cana­di­ans ex­pect. I’m very pleased our leader has the con­fi­dence in me to as­sume this very im­por­tant role, and will do my best to en­sure gov­ern­ment works in the best in­ter­est of all Cana­di­ans.”

An­drews was in St. John’s June 6 at the Health Sci­ences Cen­tre cel­e­brat­ing the birth of his son, Mal­com Mosher An­drews.

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