Jack Layton unleashed his shadow cabinet today in preparation for the house resuming tomorrow and Manitoba MPs are apparently one-big happy Treasury Board family.
Vic Toews is still the treasury board minister. Last week Liberal-dead-leader-walking Stephanie Dion put Anita Neville in charge of critiquing Toews as the Treasury Board critic for her party. And this morning Layton added Pat Martin to the pile, as the NDP critic for treasury board. (Pre-election Neville was the critic for aboriginal affairs and Martin was the critic for ethics/privacy and the wheat board, the latter of which is also still part of his current job).
Anyone want to put odds on whether Neville and Martin hold joint anti-Toews newsers?
Judy Wasylycia-Leis is the NDP’s health critic. Newcomers Niki Ashton and Jim Maloway got youth/rural development and science and technology respectively.
Maloway, Ashton, and incoming Conservatives Shelly Glover and Candice Hoeppner will get their first ride at the rodeo tomorrow when Parliament resumes with the election of the speaker. It’s going to be a gong-show of a day so I hope they all remember to wear comfortable shoes.