Alistair MacGregor, NDP MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, was appointed to several critic roles on Nov. 28 as parliament prepares to reconvene on Dec. 5. (File photo)

Cowichan MP MacGregor appointed to several critic roles in NDP caucus

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the critic roles on Nov. 28

Alistair MacGregor will serve as the NDP critic for agriculture, rural economic development, and the deputy critic for justice and human rights in Canada’s 43rd Parliament.

MacGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, was appointed to the roles on Nov. 28 by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh when Singh announced the critic roles for his NDP Caucus.

MacGregor served as the NDP critic for justice and human rights between January and December of 2017, taking on the role as the NDP’s agriculture and agri-food critic from January, 2018, until parliament dissolved at the time of the recent federal election.

RELATED STORY: MACGREGOR RE-ELECTED IN COWICHAN-MALAHAT-LANGFORD

MacGregor said this is “very welcome” news for him.

“In the previous parliament, I occupied the roles of agriculture critic and justice critic, so I know both files very well,” he said.

“Adding the role of rural economic development will be an exciting new challenge and fits well with the riding I am privileged to represent. I look forward to taking on these responsibilities with fresh resolve when the House of Commons comes back on Dec. 5.”

MacGregor’s time as the justice critic included shepherding the government’s cannabis and impaired-driving legislation through committee and gaining supports for Canadians called to serve jury duty.

On the agriculture file, MacGregor was a vocal advocate for supply-managed farmers, food security, and taking a holistic approach to Canada’s farming future with the adoption of carbon sequestration through agro-ecological farming practices and principles.

Just Posted

Striking Western Forest Products workers willing to ‘modify position’ if talks progress

Brian Butler, USW 1-1937 president, says union and WFP to meet Thursday, Dec. 12

Caps win via OT and shutout

Howard’s 27 stops help Cowichan beat Salmon Arm

Eve Daniell ‘Home for Christmas’ with concert at Chemainus Dec. 15

Fans and friends can enjoy Daniell’s exciting voice in the warm atmosphere of St. Michael’s

Go green this holiday season with light recycling and energy saving in Cowichan

It’s true, Bings Creek, Meade Creek and Peerless Road facilities all accept the strands.

N. Cowichan rejects Motorsport rezoning for a second time

The surprise of the night came when Siebring switched to the no side

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

The Island is located about five kilometres east of Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near Kootenay ferry

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

VIDEO: Calgary man narrowly escapes from avalanche while running at Lake Louise

Bryon Howard caught the entire wild experience on camera

Most Read