MP Gary Vidal retains position under new Conservative leadership
Taken from: MeadowlakeNOW
MP for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, Gary Vidal, has retained the position of Shadow Minister for Indigenous Services, under new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole.
“I am very pleased to continue as the critic for Indigenous Services, and grateful for the confidence that Mr. O’Toole has shown in me,” Vidal said in a release.
Vidal’s role of Shadow Minister is to hold Minister Marc Miller accountable from spending, to programs, to communications with Indigenous leaders through committee meetings, question period and parliamentary debates.
Prior to announcing his group of shadow ministers, O’Toole explained his team would be based on having a respectful, professional, pursuit of excellence.
“My team and I believe in building authentic relationships,” Vidal said. “We will continue to stand up for the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Desnethé-Missinippi Churchill River, and across the country.”
Vidal is one of four Saskatchewan MP’s selected for the role. He was originally named to the position by former Leader Andrew Scheer following the 2019 election.