Alistair MacGregor is looking forward to the start of the 44th Parliament on Nov. 22. (Photo by Robert Martin, constituency assistant)

Alistair MacGregor is looking forward to the start of the 44th Parliament on Nov. 22. (Photo by Robert Martin, constituency assistant)

MacGregor sworn in for the 44th Parliament

Virtual option for the ceremony opens it up to constituents

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor invited constituents to watch his virtual swearing-in ceremony to Canada’s 44th Parliament Thursday.

The event was live streamed on Zoom and MacGregor was pleased to send out the invite to those interested in joining him for the ceremony.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, MPs had a virtual option that allowed for a legal swearing-in to Parliament without travelling to Ottawa.

“While I look forward to future travel to Ottawa, I want to take advantage of the virtual option and share this moment with my constituents,” stated MacGregor. “Residents of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford have once again put their trust in me to represent them in Ottawa.”

MacGregor released the following statement after the ceremony:

“I was honoured to be officially sworn-in as the returning Member of Parliament for our beautiful riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. I will soon be joining other members of Canada’s 44th Parliament to take our seats in the House of Commons.

I want to sincerely acknowledge the trust that has again been placed on my shoulders. I pledge to work hard in the weeks, months and years ahead to ensure our riding continues to have a strong voice in Ottawa. My team and I have been busy consulting with constituents and stakeholders to prepare a list of priorities that I look forward to bringing to Ottawa on behalf of my constituents.

In collaboration with community groups, stakeholders and individual constituents, I am proud of the work that’s been done to improve the lives of many in our riding, but there is still so much more that needs to be done. A key priority for me in Canada’s 44th Parliament is addressing the housing crisis that has affected so many in our riding.

Our 25-member NDP caucus is made up of a diverse collection of both new and experienced faces and I’m truly excited to be working alongside each one of them. The past two years have shown Canadians that my NDP colleagues and I are eager and able to push Liberal policy towards greater protections for our country’s most vulnerable, robust climate action, First Nations reconciliation and making life more affordable.”

MacGregor was later named the NDP’s critic for Agriculture and Food, Public Safety and as Deputy Justice Critic.

“I am eager to take on my role on behalf of our riding and look forward to working with my colleagues in Ottawa to address the needs of Canadians,” he added.

“The problems facing our riding are numerous, but I am blessed to represent a constituency with many inspiring community champions and I look forward to working with them to continue tackling the challenges before us.”

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It was a virtual swearing-in ceremony for Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Robert Martin, constituency assistant)

It was a virtual swearing-in ceremony for Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Robert Martin, constituency assistant)