Ottawa – November 29, 2019 – Bernard Généreux, Member of Parliament for Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, has been appointed by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to serve in his shadow cabinet, as Shadow Minister of Rural Economic Development, and the Canadian Economic Development Agency for Québec Regions.
The re-elected MP will therefore have the opportunity to question Ministers Mélanie Joly (Economic Development and Official Languages) and Maryam Monsef (Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development) on a regular basis, in addition to developing new policies to better respond to the needs of rural regions, such as Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup.
“I am proud that the leader has conferred this important responsibility upon me, and I eagerly await the opportunity to share with my Ottawa colleagues the wealth of experience I have acquired over the years in the municipal and small-business sectors” said Bernard Généreux. “I am firmly committed to improving the responsiveness and consideration of the federal government to better respond to the needs of rural Canada and Québec, as well as supporting the business community throughout Québec.”
The MP also congratulates his other Conservative colleagues throughout Canada for their appointments, adding that he is quite eager to work in collaboration with them to advance the interests of Quebecers within the shadow cabinet.
“Justin Trudeau remains in place but with a much-weakened minority government” added Bernard Généreux. “We have the intention to work tirelessly within the next several months to hold him to account and demonstrate how a Conservative government would be the best answer to the needs of our regions.”
The Parliament of Canada is due to convene on December 5, at which time MPs will elect a new Speaker in the House of Commons. They will also be invited to the Senate for the Speech from the Throne, to be read by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
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