O’Toole Announces New Conservative Shadow Cabinet

By Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen is an Epoch Times reporter based in Toronto.
November 9, 2021 Updated: November 10, 2021

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has announced the new the Conservative shadow cabinet for the upcoming Parliament, which he said “will hold the radical Liberal-NDP coalition to account.”

One of the Tories’ strongest voices, Pierre Poilievre, is back as the party’s finance critic, a role he held previously for over three years before being moved jobs and industry critic in February 2020.

Kerry-Lynne Findlay will be the new critic for national defence, and Gerard Deltell will be the House Leader. Michelle Rempel Garner was moved to natural resources, with Luc Berthold replacing her as health critic.

Michael Chong remains as foreign affairs critic, former leader Andrew Scheer as infrastructure critic, and Candice Bergen continues in the role of deputy leader.

When announcing the new cabinet Tuesday during a press conference on Parliament Hill, O’Toole reiterated his assertion from Monday that a potential Liberal-NDP coalition would be detrimental to Canada’s economy.

“The Liberal-NDP coalition would be a disaster for the Canadian economy. It will raise taxes on Canadian families and the middle class, including the sale of their home. It will continue to drive up the cost of everything—food, clothing, gas, and housing—and it will put millions of Canadian jobs at risk,” he said.

“The Liberals are promising billions of dollars in new spending, including to buy Jagmeet Singh’s silence. This coalition and his policies, his ideological policies, will further divide Canadians and threaten national unity.”

He also said a Liberal-NDP coalition would “shut down Canadian energy and resource sectors, eliminating thousands of jobs … making Canada a poorer and less relevant country.”

O’Toole said he was proud to “present our Conservative team that will protect and fight to secure Canada’s economic future.”

The following is a full list of the new Conservative shadow cabinet:

  • Shadow Minister for National Defence – Kerry-Lynne Findlay
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs – Michael Chong
  • Shadow Minister for Health – Luc Berthold
  • Shadow Minister for Finance and Middle-Class Prosperity – Pierre Poilievre
  • Shadow Minister for Transport – Melissa Lantsman
  • Shadow Minister for Treasury Board – Kelly McCauley
  • Shadow Minister for Public Safety – Raquel Dancho
  • Shadow Minister for Labour – Scott Aitchison
  • Shadow Minister for National Revenue – Jake Stewart
  • Shadow Minister for Natural Resources – Michelle Rempel Garner
  • Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage – John Nater
  • Shadow Minister for Digital Government – Ben Lobb
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion – Matt Jeneroux
  • Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship – Jasraj Singh Hallan
  • Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food and Food Security – John Barlow
  • Shadow Minister for Emergency Preparedness – Dane Lloyd
  • Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations – Gary Vidal
  • Shadow Minister for Employment, Future Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion – Stephanie Kusie
  • Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change – Dan Albas
  • Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development – Laila Goodridge
  • Shadow Minister for Federal Economic Development Agency for Eastern, Central and Southern Ontario – Phil Lawrence
  • Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard – Rick Perkins
  • Shadow Minister for Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario – Eric Melillo
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry – Ed Fast
  • Shadow Minister for International Development – Garnett Genuis
  • Shadow Minister for International Trade and Supply Chain Resilience – Randy Hoback
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business Recovery and Growth – Tracy Gray
  • Shadow Minister for Manufacturing and Export Promotion – Tony Baldinelli
  • Shadow Minister for Justice and Attorney General of Canada – Rob Moore
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addictions and Suicide Prevention – Mike Lake
  • Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Artic Sovereignty; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency – Bob Zimmer
  • Shadow Minister for Prairie Economic Development and Inter-provincial Trade – Warren Steinley
  • Shadow Minister for Pacific Economic Development – Brad Vis
  • Shadow Minister for Sport; Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec – Richard Martel
  • Shadow Minister for Official Languages – Alain Rayes
  • Shadow Minister for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – Clifford Small
  • Shadow Minister for Public Services and Procurement – Pierre Paul-Hus
  • Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development & Rural Broadband Strategy – Lianne Rood
  • Shadow Minister for Seniors – Shelby Kramp-Neuman
  • Shadow Minister for Tourism – Michelle Ferreri
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister for National Defence – Frank Caputo
  • Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth – Karen Vecchio
  • Shadow Minister for Ethics and Accountable Government – John Brassard
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities – Hon. Andrew Scheer
  • Shadow Minister for Indigenous Services – Jamie Schmale
  • Associate Shadow Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth – Dominique Vien

Some prominent Conservative positions in the House of Commons were also announced:

  • Deputy Leader – Candice Bergen
  • Chair of Outreach – Hon. Tim Uppal
  • House Leader – Gerard Deltell
  • Deputy House Leader and Co-Chair of Question Period Planning – Michael Barrett
  • Quebec Lieutenant – Alain Rayes
  • Chief Opposition Whip – Blake Richards
  • Caucus Secretary to Conservative Party – Eric Duncan
  • Deputy Opposition Whip, Strategic Advisor, and Co-Chair of Question Period Planning – James Bezan
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen is an Epoch Times reporter based in Toronto.