November 27th, 2019
MP Taylor Bachrach Named NDP Critic for Infrastructure and Communities
OTTAWA– Today, while speaking at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that he has named MP Taylor Bachrach (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) as Critic for Infrastructure and Communities in the NDP Shadow Cabinet.
“As families struggle to make ends meet, municipalities are being asked to do more and more with fewer resources. New Democrats will be partners in helping deliver for communities across the country,” said Singh. “As a former mayor for a rural community, Taylor understands first-hand the struggles municipalities are faced with in delivering for their residents. As our new Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, I’m confident that Taylor will be a champion in this important work.”
Despite being a first time MP, Bachrach brings years of experience working on municipal issues having served as Mayor of Smithers in Northern British Columbia.
"I’m honoured Jagmeet has selected me for this important role. I’m looking forward to working with all levels of government to ensure communities have what they need to thrive, and that Canada tackles the climate crisis, provides affordable housing, and creates opportunities through smart infrastructure investments.”
Singh said he will announce the rest of his Shadow Cabinet roles tomorrow.