Poilievre Reinstated as Finance Critic
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has restored popular MP Pierre Poilievre to his role as the party's finance critic today as he releases his new list of critics for the next Parliament. Poilievre formerly served as Minister for Democratic Reform and Employment under Harper.
However, O'Toole has left out former leadership rival Leslyn Lewis and Ontario MP Marilyn Gladu, both of whom O'Toole said Monday have made unhelpful comments about vaccines.
The official opposition shadow cabinet is tasked with holding cabinet ministers to account and an appointment to the group is the closest thing the opposition has to naming an inner circle.
Poilievre made a name for himself as the party's 'attack dog' before O'Toole moved him to a new post as jobs and industry critic last February.
Well known Calgary MP Michelle Rempel Garner is being switched from health to natural resources.
O'Toole is keeping Manitoba Conservative MP Candice Bergen as deputy leader, and former leader Andrew Scheer as infrastructure critic. New MPs joining the shadow Cabinet include Melissa Lantsman in transport and Michelle Ferreri in tourism.