Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (Canada)

Canada's Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet are members of the main Opposition party responsible for holding Ministers to account and for developing and disseminating the party's policy positions. Following the 41st Canadian general election, held on May 2, 2011, the New Democratic Party replaced the Liberal Party of Canada as the Official Opposition in the 41st Parliament. Party leader Jack Layton announced his first Shadow Cabinet as Leader of the Opposition on May 26, 2011.[1] Layton went on a leave of absence beginning July 28, 2011, in order to fight a new cancer and Nycole Turmel was appointed interim leader. Jack Layton died August 22, 2011.

Critic Portfolio Duration[2]
Hon. Jack Layton Leader of the Opposition 2011
Intergovernmental Affairs 2007–2011
Leader of the NDP 2003–2011
Nycole Turmel Leader of the Opposition
Interim Leader of the NDP
2011–
Intergovernmental Affairs 2011–
Public Works and Governmental Services 2011
National Caucus Chair 2011
Libby Davies Health 2011–
Deputy Leader of the NDP 2004–
Thomas Mulcair Deputy Leader of the NDP 2007–
Opposition House Leader 2011
Joe Comartin Opposition House Leader 2011–
Justice 2009–2011
Deputy Opposition House Leader 2011
Chris Charlton Opposition Whip 2011–
Hélène Laverdière Foreign Affairs 2011–
Deputy Opposition House Leader 2011–
Minister for International Cooperation 2011
Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs 2011
Philip Toone Deputy Opposition Whip 2011–
Deputy Critic for Fisheries and Oceans 2011–
Peter Julian Finance 2011–
National Caucus Chair 2011–
Deputy National Caucus Chair 2011
Industry 2011
Malcolm Allen Agriculture and Agri-Food 2011–
Charlie Angus Ethics, Access to Information, Privacy and Copyright, and Digital Issues 2011–
Robert Aubin La Francophonie 2011–
Paulina Ayala Americas Consular Affairs (Minister of State) 2011–
Tyrone Benskin Canadian Heritage 2011–
Dennis Bevington Associate Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development 2011–
Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe Deputy Critic for Seniors 2011–
Francoise Boivin Status of Women 2011–
Deputy Critic for Justice 2011–
Alexandre Boulerice Treasury Board 2011–
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Skills (Human Resources and Skills Development) 2011–
Tarik Brahmi Deputy Critic for Consumer Protection 2011–
Guy Caron Industry 2011–
Andrew Cash Deputy Critic for Housing 2011–
Sylvain Chicoine Deputy Critic for Public Safety 2011–
Robert Chisholm International Trade 2011
Olivia Chow Transport, Infrastructure and Communities 2011–
David Christopherson National Defence 2011–
Democratic Reform (Minister of State) 2008–
Raymond Côté Small Business and Tourism (Minister of State) 2011–
Jean Crowder Human Resources and Skills Development 2011–
Nathan Cullen Associate Critic for Western Canada 2011
Associate Critic for Natural Resources 2011
Don Davies Citizenship and Immigration 2011–
Multiculturalism 2008–
Anne-Marie Day Deputy Critic for Human Resources and Skills Development 2011–
Paul Dewar Foreign Affairs 2007–2011
Fin Donnelly Fisheries and Oceans 2011–
Rosane Doré Lefebvre Deputy National Caucus Chair 2011–
Matthew Dubé Deputy Critic for Post-Secondary Education 2011–
Linda Duncan Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development 2011–
Randall Garrison LGBTT Issues 2011–
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain Deputy Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development 2011–
Alain Giguère Deputy Critic for Pensions 2011–
Yvon Godin Labour 2011–
Official Languages 2011–
Claude Gravelle Natural Resources 2011–
Sadia Groguhé Deputy Critic for Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism 2011–
Dan Harris Deputy Critic for Science and Technology 2011–
Jack Harris Justice 2011–
National Defence 2006–2011
Bruce Hyer Associate Critic for Biodiversity and Parks[3] 2011
Deputy Critic for Small Business and Tourism 2011
Matthew Kellway Deputy Critic for Military Procurement 2011–
Pierre Dionne Labelle Deputy Critic for the CRTC, Copyright, and Digital Issues 2011–
Alexandrine Latendresse Deputy Critic for Democratic Reform 2011–
Hélène Leblanc Science and Technology (Minister of State) 2011–
Megan Leslie Environment 2011–
Laurin Liu Deputy Critic for the Environment 2011–
Hoang Mai National Revenue 2011–
Wayne Marston Pensions (Minister of State) 2008–
Human Rights 2011–
Pat Martin Canadian Wheat Board 2011–
Brian Masse International Trade 2011–
Associate Critic for High-Speed Rail and the US–Canada Border 2011–
Irene Mathyssen Seniors (Minister of State) 2011–
Christine Moore Military Procurement (Associate Minister of National Defence) 2011–
Dany Morin Associate Critic for LGBT Issues 2011–
Marie-Claude Morin Housing (Human Resources and Skills Development) 2011–
Pierre Nantel Sport (Minister of State) 2011
Peggy Nash Finance 2011
Jamie Nicholls Deputy Critic for Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities 2011–
Annick Papillon Deputy Critic for Veterans' Affairs 2011–
Claude Patry Employment Insurance (Human Resources and Skills Development) 2011–
Manon Perreault Disabilities (Human Resources and Skills Development) 2011–
Anne Minh-Thu Quach Deputy Critic for Health 2011–
Mathieu Ravignat Public Works and Governmental Services 2011–
Deputy Critic for International Trade 2011
Jean Rousseau Deputy Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food 2011–
Romeo Saganash Natural Resources 2011
Jasbir Sandhu Public Safety 2011–
Jinny Sims Minister for International Cooperation 2011–
Associate Critic for Foreign Affairs 2011–
Associate Critic for Consular Services 2011
Rathika Sitsabaiesan Post-Secondary Education (Human Resources and Skills Development) 2011–
Kennedy Stewart Associate Critic for Natural Resources (Western Canada) 2011–
Peter Stoffer Veterans Affairs 2004–
Shipbuilding 2011–
Mike Sullivan Deputy Critic for Persons with Disabilities 2011–
Glenn Thibeault Consumer Protection (Industry) 2008–
Sport (Minister of State) 2011–

See also

References

  1. ^ "Shadow Cabinet". NDP.ca. http://www.ndp.ca/shadow-cabinet. Retrieved May 26, 2011.  "Layton unveils shadow economic development team, deputy critics". NDP.ca. http://www.ndp.ca/press/layton-unveils-shadow-economic-development-team-deputy-criticsottawa-official-opposition-leade. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Includes time in the NDP Shadow Cabinet before the party became the Official Opposition.
  3. ^ Hyer was sacked for voting on November 1, 2011, in favour of C-19, the bill to abolish the long-gun registry, which vote was contrary to the party whip.

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