Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

MacGregor named to critic posts for the NDP

Agriculture, Rural Economic Development, and Deputy Critic for Justice come under his jurisdiction

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor will serve as the NDP Critic for Agriculture, Rural Economic Development, and the Deputy Critic for Justice and Human Rights.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the critic roles last Thursday for his NDP caucus to hold the Liberal minority government to account in the 43rd Parliament.

“This is very welcome news for me,” noted MacGregor. “In the previous Parliament I occupied the roles of Agriculture Critic and Justice Critic, so I know both files very well.”

His time as the Justice Critic included shepherding the government’s cannabis and impaired-driving legislation through committee and gaining supports for Canadians called to serve jury duty. On the Agriculture file, MacGregor was a vocal advocate for supply-managed farmers, food security, and taking a holistic approach to our farming future with the adoption of carbon sequestration through agro-ecological farming practices and principles.

“Adding the role of Rural Economic Development will be an exciting new challenge and fits well with the riding I am privileged to represent,” MacGregor continued.

He looked forward to taking on the responsibilities when the House of Commons reconvened on Dec. 5.

MacGregor served as the NDP Critic for Justice and Human Rights between January and December of 2017, taking on the role as the NDP’s Agriculture and Agri-food Critic from January 2018 until Parliament dissolved in April for the 43rd general election.

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