Manitoba New Democrats have named their critics for the upcoming legislative session, and former Premier Greg Selinger has been given a more minor role.
Selinger has been named critic of Francophone Affairs and Climate Change.
James Allum is the new Finance critic, a role that Selinger held for ten years before becoming premier.
Some of the positions in the PC cabinet will not have a corresponding NDP critic because the party wants to highlight issues more important to them.
“We also heard from many in the community who are worried the PC Cabinet portfolios seem to leave out many issues that are important to Manitobans,” said interim leader Flor Marcelino in a statement. “We intend to ensure their voices are heard.”
Full list of critics:
- James Allum – finance; federal-provincial relations
- Matt Wiebe – health; seniors and active living
- Andrew Swan – justice and human rights; consumer affairs; military and veterans relations
- Tom Lindsey – labour; sports, culture and heritage; mineral resources
- Wab Kinew – education; advanced learning and training; reconciliation spokesperson; housing and community development
- Nahanni Fontaine – families; status of women; persons with disabilities; missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
- Jim Maloway – infrastructure and transportation; municipal relations; house leader
- Kevin Chief – growth, enterprise and trade
- Amanda Lathlin – indigenous and northern affairs; deputy interim leader; caucus whip
- Mohinder Saran – agriculture; immigration and multiculturalism; taxicab board
- Ted Marcelino – crown corporations
- Greg Selinger – Francophone affairs; climate change
- Rob Altemeyer – environment and green jobs; caucus chair