NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has appointed North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney deputy whip.

Blaney named NDP deputy whip

  • Jan. 25, 2018 11:30 a.m.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made some key changes Thursday to his senior team as the party targets growing economic inequality for the upcoming Parliamentary session.

“I hear from Canadians in every community I visit that while things are booming for the wealthy and well-connected, the majority of people are feeling squeezed and anxious about their future,” Singh said in a news release. “My dynamic caucus and passionate senior team will be offering tangible proposals to tackle this growing inequality and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Ruth Ellen Brosseau will be the NDP’s new House Leader supported by Murray Rankin as deputy house leader. Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, who will continue in her role as Whip, will be joined by North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney as deputy whip.

“I am incredibly honoured to be appointed as an Officer of the House,” Blaney said. “The trust that Jagmeet has put in me is a compliment. I am proud to serve the people of North Island – Powell River in this new role and in my continued role as seniors spokesperson.”

Guy Caron will continue in his role as Parliamentary Leader.

Singh also announced that Peter Julian will become the party’s finance critic. Alexandre Boulerice will continue his excellent work as the NDP’s Quebec Lieutenant.

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