Victoria NDP MP Murray Rankin will join fellow local MP Randall Garrison in NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s shadow cabinet.
Rankin will serve as the critic for justice and Garrison the critic for national defence.
“I’m honoured to be appointed to the NDP shadow cabinet as the Critic for Justice and Attorney General. Our experienced and united team is ready to get to work on behalf of Canadians as the progressive opposition,” said Rankin. “The Liberal government made a lot of commitments this campaign. We’re going to hold them to their promises.”
Rankin and Garrison will also target the NDP’s priorities, like setting firm targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, standing up for public health care in the negotiations of the new health accords and reforming Canada’s unfair electoral system.
“We have a lot of work cut out for us and we’re ready to get results for Canadians,” said Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke). “The NDP team in Ottawa is strong, experienced and will work hard to ensure the new government fulfills its promises for change.”