Alistair MacGregor has been named the NDP’s Agriculture critic.

Alistair MacGregor has been named the NDP’s Agriculture critic.

NDP names Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP MacGregor as Agriculture critic

Appointment also entails a vice-chair position on Standing Committee for Agriculture and Agri-food

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor is assuming the role as Agriculture Critic in the NDP’s shadow cabinet, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has announced.

The role also entails MacGregor being appointed as the vice-chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

“As someone who owns a small-scale farm property in the Cowichan Valley, I am excited to accept this appointment to serve as the NDP’s Agriculture Critic,” noted MacGregor in a statement.

“The issues surrounding how we produce and consume our food are always on the forefront of the national conversation, and I am looking forward to leading the development of NDP policy on these matters and holding the government to account. Agricultural producers are among the most important actors in the Canadian economy, and I will make sure their voices are heard in Parliament.”

The appointment was announced at the NDP Caucus Retreat in Ottawa. MacGregor previously served as the NDP’s critic for Justice and Attorney General, and for Seniors.