Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced changes to his team of Parliamentary Secretaries. Some of these parliamentary secretaries are newly appointed, taking on new responsibilities, others are staying in their current portfolio. MP Terry Sheehan has been given a vote of confidence, as he was re-appointed to his current position as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Fednor).
MP Sheehan said, “I am deeply honoured by the trust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has placed in me, by re-appointing me as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Fednor).
“I look forward to continuing my work with Minister Melanie Joly in supporting businesses, workers, organizations, and communities across Northern Ontario. Through our Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, FedNor has invested more than $71 million in support of nearly 1,000 small businesses and organizations which have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Over the past year, parliamentary secretaries have worked closely with their respective Cabinet ministers to support Canada’s ongoing COVID-19 response – from securing vaccines to helping Canadians pay their bills and put food on the table, and ensuring businesses keep their doors open.
This team brings diverse skills and perspectives, and a wealth of knowledge and experience to their roles. Alongside their ministers, they will continue to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to make sure people, communities, and businesses get the support they need to get through the global COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we will work to create jobs, grow the middle class, strengthen our economy, and build back better from this crisis.
Prime Minister Trudeau thanked the Parliamentary Secretaries for their hard work and service over the past year saying, “Parliamentary secretaries support ministers to deliver real, positive results for Canadians. I am confident that this team’s dedication, skills, and experience will help us continue to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic, keep Canadians safe and supported, and build a more resilient Canada for everyone.”