Area MP Jamie Schmale has been named to the Conservative shadow cabinet.
Schmale, the representative for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, has been selected to serve as the shadow minister for Families, Children and Social Development by new party leader Erin O’Toole.
“We are in an unprecedented time in our nation’s history. Families are struggling, youth are underemployed and understandably there is anxiety about what the future may hold. Our families and children are the bedrock of our society and I will work hard every day on their behalf,” Schmale said in a statement.
“It is imperative that we listen to what Canadians are saying as we address housing and rental affordability, the cost of raising children and take steps to make life more affordable for families.
Together, with the rest of the Conservative Party of Canada team, we will be holding this government to account.”