Grande Prairie-Mackenzie MP Chris Warkentin plans to push for government transparency in his new role with the Conservative Party of Canada. Warkentin was recently named as the caucus-office of the Leader of the Official Opposition co-ordinator.

He says this role will better allow him to make sure the wants and needs of his constituents are heard.

“They want this government held accountable for the things that it’s failed on in terms of transparency in terms of ethics scandals involving SNC Lavlin and of course advance projects like the Trans Mountain Pipeline.”

“This new position will really allow me to help advance those projects and bring transparency to the government’s actions,” he adds.

Warkentin, who most recently won his seat with over 80 per cent of the vote, is one of two Alberta MP’s named to Andrew Scheer’s House of Common’s Leadership team. In his role, he will also be tasked with working closely with the NDP.

“While we may disagree on the outcomes when it comes to policy, we often do agree that there needs to be more transparency, that there needs to be less power in the prime minister’s office and really the ability for more Canadians to be represented in their parliament.”

Parliament reconvenes in the House of Commons on December 5th.