"Liberal Leader assumes role as Intergovernmental Affairs Critic
OTTAWA - Liberal Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff today announced a new, streamlined roster of critics that will see Bob Rae, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, assume the role of Foreign Affairs Critic and John McCallum (Markham--Unionville) become the Finance Critic. Reflecting the importance of positive relations with the provinces and territories, Mr. Ignatieff will take on the critic's duties for Intergovernmental Affairs.
"This is a lean and focused line-up, with fewer critic roles and no associate roles," said Mr. Ignatieff. "We will be a focused and disciplined Opposition with a single purpose: holding the Conservatives accountable."
The new line-up re-calibrates some of the critic roles to reflect the Opposition's focus on the economy."