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Doherty, Zimmer get roles in Conservative shadow cabinet

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies Conservative MP Bob Zimmer (left) and Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty have both been named to the opposition shadow cabinet.

Both Prince George MPs have been handed critic’s roles in Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s shadow cabinet.

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer has been named the opposition’s critic for Northern Affairs and Northern Economic Development Agency and Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty has been named critic for transport.

Scheer announced his shadow cabinet this morning.

“Our Conservative team is united, experienced and focused on finishing the job we started and replacing the Trudeau Liberals,” said Scheer, in a news release. “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.”

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,” said Zimmer. “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.”

“It is an honour to be named shadow minister for transport,” said Doherty, who was previously the fisheries critic. “I am looking forward to holding the minister to account while working collaboratively to ensure the best policy possible for Canadians.”

Doherty has experience as an aviation executive and had represented Canada on trade missions throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

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