Official opposition gets a fresh start
André Fortin becomes Parliamentary Leader and spokesperson for Public Finances
Article published on 17 June 2020
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Pontiac MNA André Fortin changes role in the official opposition. After a restructuring of the shadow cabinet, he will leave health aside, in order to become a Parliamentary Leader and spokesperson for Public Finances.

The new leader of the Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, announced Tuesday the composition of his shadow cabinet while making changes in the parliamentary officers.

André Fortin believes that his appointment as parliamentary leader can have positive impacts on the representation and influence he can have to defend the Pontiac’s position.

For her part, Ms. Anglade will act as spokesperson responsible for the Charter of Regions, a project to which she has attached great importance for several months.

The full interview with André Fortin is available here.

Here is the list of spokespersons in the various fields of state intervention:
André Fortin, MP for Pontiac: Parliamentary Leader of Public Finance;

Hélène David, MP for Marguerite-Bourgeoys: Chair of the caucus and French language;

Filomena Rotiroti, MP for Jeanne-Mance-Viger: Chief Whip;

Monsef Derraji, MP for Nelligan: Deputy Parliamentary Leader, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Innovation, Work and Employment;

Pierre Arcand, MP for Mont-Royal-Outremont: Transports et Métropole;

Gaétan Barrette, MP for La Pinière: Immigration, Infrastructure, Ethics and Public Markets;

Frantz Benjamin, MP for Viau: Environment and Youth Files;

David Birnbaum, Member of Parliament for D’Arcy-McGee: Canadian Intergovernmental Relations, Canadian Francophonie and Mental Health;

Francine Charbonneau, MP for Mille-Îles: Professional and adult training and Forests, Fauna and Parks;

Enrico Ciccone, MP for Marquette: Sports, Leisure, Healthy Lifestyles, Anti-Bullying, Capitale-Nationale and responsible for Eastern Quebec;

Gregory Kelley, Member of Parliament for Jacques-Cartier: Aboriginal Affairs and Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers;

Carlos J. Leitão, MP for Robert-Baldwin: Economy and Fight against climate change;

Jennifer Maccarone, MP for Westmount-Saint-Louis: Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ2 and Clients living with a disability or with the autism spectrum;

Isabelle Melançon, MP for Verdun: Culture and Communications, Tourism, Status of Women and responsible for Western Quebec;

Nicole Ménard, MP for Laporte: International relations;

Marie Montpetit, MP for Maurice-Richard: Health;

Marie-Claude Nichols, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil: Municipal Affairs and Housing;

Saul Polo, MP for Laval-des-Rapides: Energy and Natural Resources;

Marwah Rizqy, MP for Saint-Laurent: Education, Government Administration and Conseil du trésor;

Paule Robitaille, MP for Bourassa-Sauvé: Social Solidarity and Poverty Alleviation;

Jean Rousselle, MP for Vimont: Public safety and Agriculture;

Monique Sauvé, MP for Fabre: Seniors;

Christine St-Pierre, Member of Parliament for Acadie: Higher education;

Marc Tanguay, MP for LaFontaine: Justice, Family, Access to information and Reform of the voting system;

Lise Thériault, MP for Anjou-Louis-Riel: Consumer Protection and Female Entrepreneurship;

Kathleen Weil, MP for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: Youth protection and Professional laws.

* Please note that the information concerning the deputies responsible for the regions will be disclosed later.

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