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Encyclopedia > Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (Canada)

The outgoing Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is listed below. Members are drawn from the Conservative Party of Canada. Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (French: LOpposition Loyale de Sa Majesté) in Canada is usually the largest parliamentary opposition party in the Canadian House of Commons that is not in government either on its own or as part of a governing coalition. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster System of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose members... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...

Portfolio Shadow Minister
Leader of the Opposition Hon. Stephen Harper (2004–)
Deputy Leader of the Opposition Peter MacKay (2004–)
Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food Diane Finley (2004–)
Critic for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Greg Thompson (2003–)
Critic for Canadian Heritage Bev Oda (2004–)
Critic for Citizenship and Immigration Diane Ablonczy (2002–)
Critic for Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
      and the Minister responsible for La Francophonie
Josée Verner (2004–)
Critic for the Environment Bob Mills (2001–)
Critic for Finance Monte Solberg (2003–)
Critic for Fisheries and Oceans Loyola Hearn (2003–)
Critic for Foreign Affairs Stockwell Day (2002–)
Critic for Health Steven Fletcher (2004–)
Critic for Human Resources and Skills Development Peter Van Loan (2004–)
Critic for Indian Affairs and Northern Development Jim Prentice (2004–)
Critic for Industry James Rajotte (2002–)
Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs Rona Ambrose (2004–)
Critic for International Cooperation Helena Guergis (2005–)
Critic for International Trade Ted Menzies (2005–)
Critic for Justice
      and Attorney General
Vic Toews (2001–)
Critic for Labour and Housing Ed Komarnicki (2004–)
Critic for National Defence Gordon O'Connor (2004–)
Critic for the Associate Minister of National Defence Dave MacKenzie (2004–)
Critic for National Revenue Brian Pallister (2004–)
Critic for Natural Resources John Duncan (2004–)
Opposition House Leader Jay Hill (2005–)
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Noël A. Kinsella (2004–)
Critic for the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada Gary Lunn (2004–)
Critic for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Peter MacKay (2004–)
Critic for Public Works and Government Services James Moore (2004–)
Critic for Social Development Carol Skelton (2004–)
Critic for Transport Hon. Rob Nicholson (2004–)
Critic for the President of the Treasury Board
      and the Minister responsible for Official Languages
Guy Lauzon (2004–)
Critic for Veterans Affairs Betty Hinton (2004–)
Critic for Western Economic Diversification Merv Tweed (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Families and Caregivers)
      and the Minister responsible for the Status of Women
Lynne Yelich (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)
      and the Minister responsible for Democratic Reform
Scott Reid (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Human Resources Development) Gary Lunn (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities) Rahim Jaffer (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Deepak Obhrai (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Northern Development)
      and the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians
Gary Lunn (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Public Health) Carol Skelton (2004–)
Critic for the Minister of State (Sport) John Reynolds (2004–)
Critic for the Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board David L. Anderson (2004–)
Deputy Opposition House Leader Jason Kenney (2004–)
  • Norman Doyle (Caucus Chair) and Rob Nicholson (Whip) are also considered members of the Shadow Cabinet, despite not being Shadow Ministers.
  • † Verner was appointed from outside Parliament.

The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de lOpposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ... The Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper, PC, MP (born April 30, 1959) is leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Leader of the Official Opposition, and, since January 24, 2006, the Prime Minister-designate of Canada. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Mackay, 2004 Peter Gordon MacKay MP, B.A., LL.B., (born September 27, 1965) is the current deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Agriculture is responsible for overseeing the federal governments agriculture department, currently known as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. ... Diane Finley (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). ... Gregory Francis Thompson (born March 28, 1947 in St. ... The Minister of Canadian Heritage is a member of the Cabinet and head of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the federal government department responsible for Canadas Arts, Culture, Media, Communications network, and Sport. ... Beverley Oda (born July 27, 1944 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for overseeing the federal governments immigration department, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. ... Diane Ablonczy (born May 6, 1949) is a Canadian politician. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. ... The Minister responsible for La Francophonie is a member of the Canadian Cabinet who handles relations with the Francophonie, an international community of francophone nations. ... Josée Verner is a Canadian politician. ... Bob Mills (born July 28, 1941 in Young, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ... Monte Solberg (born September 17, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian politician, representing the riding of Medicine Hat in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the person in the Cabinet of Canada responsible for supervising the fishing industry and administrating all navigable waterways in the country. ... Loyola Hearn (born March 25, 1943 in Renews, Newfoundland) is a Conservative Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... Stockwell Day Stockwell Burt Day. ... Steven John Fletcher, MP, B. Sc. ... The Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development of Canada is the member of the Cabinet of Canada responsible for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the federal department that oversees programs such as Employment Insurance and Canada Student Loans. ... Peter Van Loan (born April 18, 1963) is a Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development really heads two different departments. ... Jim Prentice, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... James Rajotte (born August 19, 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian politician. ... The post of Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is the member of the Cabinet of Canada resposible for the federal governments relations with the governments of the provinces and territories of Canada. ... Rona Ambrose, MP (born March 15, 1969 in Valleyview, Alberta) is a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister for International Cooperation is responsible for overseeing Canadian international development strategy within the federal governments foreign department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... Helena C. Guergis (born February 19, 1969) is a Canadian politician. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of International Trade is the head of the federal governments international trade department (International Trade Canada) and the provisions of treaties such as NAFTA. The post was first establishmed in 1983 as the Minister for International Trade. ... Ted Menzies (born February 18, 1952 in Claresholm, Alberta) is a Canadian politician. ... Minister of Justice of Canada is the minister in the Cabinet of Canada who is responsible for the Department of Justice and is also Attorney General of Canada. ... Vic Toews (born September 10, 1952) is a member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Provencher in Manitoba for the Conservative Party of Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Labour is responsible for setting national labour standards and federal labour dispute mechanisms. ... Ed Komarnicki (born November 18, 1949 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... The Minister of National Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense nationale) is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the military of Canadas Canadian Forces. ... Gordon OConnor Brigadier General (Retd) Gordon OConnor (born May 18, 1939) is a Canadian Member of Parliament. ... A member of the Canadian cabinet, the Associate Minister of National Defence is responsible for various files within the defence department as assigned by the Prime Minister or Defence Minister. ... David Mackenzie (born June 12, 1947) is a Canadian politician. ... The Minister of National Revenue is the member of the Canadian Cabinet responsible for the Canada Revenue Agency and the administration of taxation law and collection. ... Brian William Pallister (born July 6, 1954) is a Canadian politician. ... John Duncan is a Canadian politician. ... In Canada each political party with representation in the House of Commons has a House Leader who is a front bench MP and an expert in parliamentary procedure. ... Jay Hill is a Canadian politician and member of the Conservative party. ... In Canada, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate is the leader of the largest party in the Senate that is not in government. ... Noël A. Kinsella (born November 28, 1939) is Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Senate. ... In the Canadian cabinet the President of the Queens Privy Council of Canada is nominally in charge of the Privy Council Office. ... Gary Lunn (born May 8, 1957, in Trail, British Columbia) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is responsible for overseeing the federal governments domestic security department, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. ... Peter Mackay, 2004 Peter Gordon MacKay MP, B.A., LL.B., (born September 27, 1965) is the current deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Public Works and Government Services is responsible for overseeing the federal governments common service organization (Public Works and Government Services Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government. ... James Moore (b. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Social Development is responsible for overseeing Social Development Canada, the federal governments department concerned with the needs of seniors, children, families and people with disabilities. ... Carol Skelton (born December 12, 1945 in Biggar, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... The Hon. ... The position of President of the Treasury Board was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a fully-fledged department. ... The Minister responsible for Official Languages is the member of the Canadian Cabinet who is entrusted with the enforcement of the Official Languages Act, ensuring that government services are available in both English and French, protecting minority language rights, particularly in the area of education, and promoting bilingualism throughout Canada. ... Guy Lauzon (born April 6, 1944 in St. ... The position of Minister of Veterans Affairs was created in 1944. ... Betty Hinton (born February 22, 1950 in Trail, British Columbia) is a Canadian politician. ... The Minister of Western Economic Diversification is the member of the Cabinet of Canada who also serves as the chief executive of Western Economic Diversification Canada. ... Mervin Tweed, MP (born August 6, 1955 in Medora, Manitoba) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... The position of Minister responsible for the Status of Women in the Canadian cabinet was created in 1971 as a product of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (created in 1967, report handed down in 1970). ... Lynne Yelich (nee Zdunich) (born March 24, 1953) is a third-generation Croatian-Canadian politician and the MP for the riding of Blackstrap. ... Scott Jeffrey Reid (born January 25, 1964 in Hull, Quebec) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Gary Lunn (born May 8, 1957, in Trail, British Columbia) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. ... Rahim Jaffer (born December 15, 1971) is the Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament for the Edmonton-Strathcona district of Alberta. ... Deepak Obhrai (born May 7, 1950 in Oldeani, Tanzania) is a Canadian politician, representing the riding of Calgary East for the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The position of Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians was created in 1985 as a portfolio in the Canadian Cabinet. ... Gary Lunn (born May 8, 1957, in Trail, British Columbia) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the British Columbia riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands. ... Carol Skelton (born December 12, 1945 in Biggar, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... John Douglas Reynolds (born January 19, 1942) is a Conservative Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board is the member of the Canadian Cabinet who has the responsibility of supervising and setting policy for the Canadian Wheat Board and appointing the government representatives who sit on the body. ... David L. Anderson (b. ... Jason Kenney (born May 30, 1968 in Oakville, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Norman E. Doyle (born November 11, 1945 in Avondale, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian politician. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... The Hon. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...

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Shadow Cabinet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (221 words)
It is the Shadow Cabinet's responsibility to pass criticism on the current government and its respective legislation, as well as deciding where amendments to the legislation are necessary.
In the United Kingdom and Canada the major opposition party and specifically its shadow cabinet is often called Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
Some parliamentary parties, notably the British Labour Party and the Australian Labor Party, elect all the members of their shadow cabinets in a partyroom ballot, with the Leader of the Opposition then allocating portfolios to the Shadow Ministers.
Canada. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (4925 words)
Canada occupies all of North America N of the United States (and E of Alaska) except for Greenland and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Canada is a federation of 10 provinces—Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia—and three territories—Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon Territory.
During the Ice Age all of Canada was covered by a continental ice sheet that scoured and depressed the land surface, leaving a covering of glacial drift, depositional landforms, and innumerable lakes and rivers.
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