Greg Rickford Appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages


KENORA – MP Greg Rickford has new duties in Parliament. The Kenora MP is now the Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages. “I am pleased to announce the nominations of Shelly Glover and Greg Rickford as parliamentary secretaries and have every confidence that they will fulfil their roles with energy and conviction,” stated Prime Minister Harper.

Rickford, who has worked as a nurse, health care consultant and lawyer, was first elected in 2008.  He completed an MBA at Laval University in Quebec City, where he learned to speak French.  His nomination as Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages is his first.

Parliamentary secretaries are responsible for assisting members of the Cabinet with their parliamentary responsibilities.  As part of these responsibilities, parliamentary secretaries frequently represent their minister in parliamentary committees and work closely with members of Parliament in the House of Commons.