KENORA – POLITICS – Kenora riding MP Eric Melillo was named the Conservative Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and FEDNOR.
“I am honoured to take on this role to help support the well-being of northerners and fight to unlock the economic potential that exists across this vast region,” says Melillo. “I look forward to working with our Leader Erin O’Toole and the rest of our Shadow Cabinet team to hold the government to account and stand up for Canadians.”
The Hon. Erin O’Toole, a former Veterans Affairs Minister who served in the Armed Forces and had a successful career in law prior to entering politics, was elected Leader of the Conservative Party last month, receiving 57% of the vote on the final ballot.
MP Melillo endorsed MP O’Toole early in the leadership race, in part due to O’Toole’s strong support for northern economic development and Indigenous issues.
“He’s continued to show that level of interest in trying to understand our issues and I just look forward to working with him on that,” Melillo said after the victory.