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October 29th, 2021

NDP announces new critic roles for caucus

OTTAWA– Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the responsibilities New Democratic MPs will take on in the upcoming parliamentary session. The new lineup sees women in crucial roles like Environment and Climate Change, National Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Indigenous Services as well as new MPs taking on key files.

“Canadians can count on this group of New Democrats to fight for them and their families. We have a lot of diversity, talent and depth on this team,” said Singh. “We’re going to use these strengths to push the government for concrete action on climate justice that includes a just transition for workers and communities, real reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and help to make life more affordable for Canadians.”

The full list of assignments:

Jagmeet Singh
Intergovernmental Affairs

Charlie Angus
Natural Resources (Jobs and Just Transition)
Deputy Critic Crown-Indigenous Relations (Child Welfare)
Deputy Critic Ethics

Niki Ashton
National Revenue (Tax Fairness and Inequality)
Official Languages
Deputy Critic Indigenous Services
Deputy Critic Northern Affairs

Taylor Bachrach
Deputy Critic Infrastucture and Communities

Lisa Marie Barron
Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Deputy Critic Mental Health and Addictions

Daniel Blaikie
Democratic Reform
Employment and Workforce Development
Deputy Critic International Trade

Rachel Blaney
Rural Economic Development
Veterans Affairs

Alexandre Boulerice
Deputy Leader
Deputy Critic Climate Change
Deputy Critic Official Languages

Richard Cannings
Emergency Preparedness (Climate Change Resilience)
Small Business and Tourism
Deputy Critic Innovation, Science and Industry
Deputy Critic Natural Resources

Laurel Collins
Environment and Climate Change
Deputy Critic Families, Children and Social Development

Don Davies
Deputy Critic Foreign Affairs
Deputy Critic International Development

Blake Desjarlais
Caucus Vice-Chair
Diversity and Inclusion
Post-secondary Education
Deputy Critic 2SLGBTQI+ Rights
Deputy Critic Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Randall Garrison
2SLGBTQI+ Rights
Deputy Critic National Defense

Leah Gazan
Families, Children and Social Development
Women and Gender Equality
Deputy Critic Housing

Matthew Green
Treasury Board
Deputy Critic Employment and Wokforce Development
Deputy Critic Labour
Deputy Critic Public Services and Procurement

Lori Idlout
Crown-Indigenous Relations
Indigenous Services
Northern Affairs

Gord Johns
Mental Health and Addictions
Public Services and Procurement
Deputy Critic Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Peter Julian
House Leader
Canadian Heritage
Deputy Critic Finance

Jenny Kwan
Caucus Chair
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Alistair MacGregor
Agriculture and Food
Public Safety
Deputy Critic Justice

Heather McPherson
Deputy Whip
Foreign Affairs
International Development
Deputy Critic Canadian Heritage

Brian Masse
Auto Strategy
Canada/US Border Relations
Great Lakes
Innovation, Science and Industry
International Trade

Lindsay Mathyssen
Deputy House Leader
National Defense
Deputy Critic Women and Gender Equality

Bonita Zarrillo
Disability Inclusion
Infrastructure and Communities
Deputy Critic- Health