“I’ve spent my career in public service working to build better communities. As an Indigenous Member of Parliament, I am honoured the Prime Minister has entrusted me to work with Minister (of Indigenous Services Patty) Hajdu to bring real progress to Indigenous communities across Canada and ensure they are given the same opportunities every Canadian enjoys.” – Niagara Centre Liberal MP Vance Badawey
A News Release from the Constituency Office of Niagara Centre Liberal MP Vance Badawey
Posted December 4th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Ottawa, Ontario – Niagara Centre Member of Parliament Vance Badawey has been chosen by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to serve as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu.
The Prime Minister said the new team of Parliamentary Secretaries will be focused on working closely with the Liberal team to find real solutions to the challenges that Canadians face as the country finishes the fight against COVID-19 and builds a better future for everyone.
“Together, we will finish the fight against COVID-19, create jobs and middle-class growth, put home ownership back in reach, tackle the climate crisis, and walk the shared path of reconciliation,” the Prime Minister said.
Mr. Badawey has held leadership roles with the government before, serving as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Vice-Chair of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group, Co-Chair of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Group and Vice-Chair of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.
Before his election to parliament in 2015, he spent 17 years in local government, and was elected mayor of the City of Port Colborne four times.
“I’ve spent my career in public service working to build better communities. As an Indigenous Member of Parliament, I am honoured the Prime Minister has entrusted me to work with Minister Hajdu to bring real progress to Indigenous communities across Canada and ensure they are given the same opportunities every Canadian enjoys. I am pleased to join Minister Hajdu in this important work. – Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre
A Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
Also this December 3rd, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of St. Catharines Liberal MP Chris Bittle becomes Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
A news release circulated by the Prime Minister’s Office this December 3rd said; ‘Parliamentary secretaries are chosen by the Prime Minister to assist ministers.
The responsibilities of parliamentary secretaries generally fall into two broad categories: House of Commons business and department-related duties.’
To read the full news release, click on – https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/12/03/prime-minister-welcomes-new-parliamentary-secretaries
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