MP Fraser ap­pointed to new po­si­tion

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

Sean Fraser, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Cen­tral Nova, has been ap­pointed as the Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary to the Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change.

The an­nounce­ment was made re­cently in a re­lease by Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau.

“I am thrilled that MP Fraser will be work­ing along­side me in this role,” said Cather­ine McKenna, Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change. “In less than three years in of­fice, he has demon­strated a deep un­der­stand­ing of com­plex is­sues and has es­tab­lished a rep­u­ta­tion as a hard-work­ing and in­tel­li­gent Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment who ad­vo­cates ef­fec­tively for the needs of his con­stituents. His per­sonal in­ter­est and re­gard for the en­vi­ron­ment makes him a per­fect fit for this im­por­tant port­fo­lio.”

Fraser said he was hon­oured by the Prime Min­is­ter’s ex­pres­sion of con­fi­dence in his abil­i­ties.

“I hope to play a part to en­sure that Canada does right by it­self, and the world,” he said. “I have a keen in­ter­est in this port­fo­lio, and I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Min­is­ter McKenna and her team in tack­ling the chal­lenges that this op­por­tu­nity presents,” he said.

Par­lia­men­tary sec­re­taries are mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment party, ap­pointed by the prime min­is­ter to as­sist cab­i­net ministers with their par­lia­men­tary du­ties.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of their ministers, par­lia­men­tary sec­re­taries han­dle leg­isla­tive mat­ters in the House of Com­mons, en­gage in com­mit­tee work, and as­sume some ex­tra-par­lia­men­tary re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

The House of Com­mons sit­ting re­sumes Mon­day, Sept. 17.


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