Rob McKee named Leader of the Official Opposition of New Brunswick
Moncton Center MLA Rob McKee is named New Brunswick's new Leader of the Official Opposition.
Moncton Center MLA Rob McKee is named Leader of the Official Opposition in New Brunswick. The Liberal Party is also announcing changes to its list of critics.
It is an honor and a privilege to take on this role, Rob McKee said in a press release. It will be a team effort as we continue to hold government accountable and build on the pillars of transparency, authenticity and empathetic leadership that truly cares about people.
< p class="e-p">The new Leader of the Official Opposition wanted to thank Roger Melanson who has assumed this role for the past two years.
The MP for Victoria- La-Vallée, Chuck Chiasson, will serve as caucus chair. Francine Landry will assume the role of Whip, while Guy Arseneault is appointed House Leader.
Roger Melanson announced last January that he would step down as Leader of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly when a new leader of the Liberal Party will have been chosen, even if he is not already a member.
Susan Holt was elected leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick on August 6, after a close election that required three ballots. She does not currently hold a seat in the Legislative Assembly. MNA Denis Landry recently offered her his seat, if she wanted it.
While the resumption of work in the Legislative Assembly is scheduled for the beginning of October, the opposition announces changes to its list of spokespersons. Here are some examples:
In addition to being Leader of the Official Opposition, Rob McKee will serve as Critic for Health and Wellness.
< p class="e-p">Roger Melanson will be Critic for Executive Council and Prime Minister's Office Affairs and Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs
Benoît Bourque will be the critic for the Francophonie and for matters relating to the Official Languages Act.
Robert Gauvin will be the critic for social development, Denis Landry as matters of justice and René Legacy in matters of finance and Treasury Board matters.