MP Fraser appointed to new position
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.