Conservatives name five B.C. MPs to shadow cabinet

Abbotsford's Ed Fast, Surrey's Dianne Watts among Tory critics appointed by Rona Ambrose

Former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is now the Conservative MP for South Surrey-White Rock and has been named the party's critic for infrastructure and communities.

Five Conservative MPs from the Lower Mainland have been named as critics in the Official Opposition’s shadow cabinet.

Veteran Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, the former government’s longtime minister of international trade, is the Opposition critic for environment and climate change.

Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts, in her first term as South Surrey-White Rock MP, was named critic for infrastructure and communities.

Langley MP Mark Warawa will track seniors issues.

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is critic for fisheries and oceans, and the Coast Guard.

Re-elected Richmond MP Alice Wong is small business critic.

The appointments were made Friday by interim party leader Rona Ambrose’s shadow cabinet.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named three Liberal MPs from B.C. to his cabinet earlier this month – Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough.

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