Local MLAs keep critic spots in UCP caucus
The United Conservative Party caucus continues to organize themselves under new leader Jason Kenney. Tuesday they released their lists of critics, voices Kenney says will “hold the Notley NDP Government to account.”
The transportation critic will be Grande Prairie-Wapiti MLA Wayne Drysdale, who is a former Alberta transportation minister. He was previously the PC Party critic for the Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development and Transportation ministries.
Grande Prairie-Smoky MLA Todd Loewen will serve as the Environment and Parks critic, which is where he was when he was with the Wildrose Party. Other notable appointments include Drew Barnes as Finance and Treasure Board critic, Derek Fildenbrandt’s former role, and Prasad Panda as the Energy critic.
One name noticeably absent from the list is former leadership hopeful Brian Jean.
|File||United Conservative Party Critic|
|Finance & Treasury Board||Drew Barnes|
|Health,Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness||Tany Yao|
|Infrastructure||Glenn Van Dijken|
|Economic Development, Trade & Jobs||Richard Gotfried|
|Solicitor General||Mike Ellis|
|Environment & Parks||Todd Loewen|
|Municipal Affairs||Pat Stier|
|Community & Social Services,Democracy & Accountability||Nathan Cooper|
|Children’s Services,Status of Women||Leela Aheer|
|Seniors & Housing,Multiculturalism||Prab Gill|
|Indigenous Relations||David Hanson|
|Service Alberta||Scott Cyr|
|Culture & Tourism||Ron Orr|
|Advanced Education||Wayne Anderson|
|Property & Surface Rights||Wes Taylor|
|Electricity & Renewables||Don MacIntyre|