OTTAWA – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today announced the Official Shadow Cabinet. With this announcement, Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, has been appointed Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Northern Economic Development Agency.
“Our Conservative team is united, experienced and focused on finishing the job we started and replacing the Trudeau Liberals,” said Mr. Scheer. “The Shadow Cabinet I have announced today reflects the growing strength of our team and our commitment to work for Canadians from coast to coast.”
Mr. Zimmer has served as a Member of Parliament since 2011 and was elected for his third term this past October. He most recently served as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus, and Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus.
“I am honoured to have been asked to serve in the Shadow Cabinet for the Official Opposition as Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Northern Economic Development Agency. I was born and raised in the North and I look forward to continuing to be a strong advocate for Canada’s northern communities with this new role and holding the Liberal government to account on issues that affect Canadians living in these regions,” said Mr. Zimmer.
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