Ottawa, ON – Today, David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands was named Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom.
“I am honoured to have been given this responsibility by our Interim Leader, the Hon. Rona Ambrose. The attention of the world is currently riveted on issues shaped by human rights and religious freedom. It is critical that the new government respond correctly and competently because the stakes are very high. I look forward to holding them to account on these important issues, to ensure that the values of Canadians are protected and promoted,” said Anderson.
Ambrose made the announcement this morning (November 20, 2015).
“Our team has the experience, dedication and drive to effectively challenge and hold the Liberals to account. David’s experience as an MP for the past 15 years, along with his work on these files while he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, made him a strong choice. He is extremely passionate about the state of today’s world as it relates to international human rights and religious freedom. I am confident that he will work hard and is up to the challenge,” said Ambrose.
Anderson was also named Question Period Coordinator. The position (which he previously held from 2003-04) involves managing this important part of the Conservative Party’s role as Her Majesty’s Loyal Official Opposition.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the leadership team and working hard over the next four years to provide Canadians with a strong opposition and alternative choice in the next election,” Anderson concluded.
The 42nd Parliament opens with the election of the Speaker on December 3.