OTTAWA – Kenora MP Greg Rickford is the new Minister of State (Science and Technology / Fednor). The news comes out of Ottawa as Prime Minister Harper is releasing details on his new cabinet via Twitter. The move is innovative and signals a changing shift in the use of social media by the Harper Government.
It is according to Tony Clement a first. Clement has tweeted that observation to social media as well.
“Since our election in 2011 our Government has kept taxes low and put our finances on a sustainable path,” stated Prime Minister Harper. “This fall, we will continue on with the work we have been doing on behalf of all Canadians.”
“These changes to the Ministry feature both younger Members of Parliament ready for new opportunities, and steady hands that will continue to deliver strong leadership in key portfolios. In particular, I am proud to welcome four new strong and capable women to the Cabinet table,” continued Prime Minister Harper.
“In addition to the economy, our Government will continue to keep our streets and communities safe, celebrate our history, and promote Canada’s interests on the world stage. This new Ministry will work hard on behalf of all Canadians,” concluded the Prime Minister.
Greg Rickford new Fednor Minister
Rickford has been a solid performer in the Harper cabinet, despite racking up some frustration over several issues, including the Environmental Lakes in the Kenora area.
As Minister of State in the Government, and with responsibility for Fednor, Rickford should have a stronger influence for Northwestern Ontario.
More details as they are available…