Kamloops (October 14, 2020): Yesterday, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, was elected Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
“In addition to my role as the Conservative Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations, it is an honour to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee,” MP McLeod said.
“I look forward to continuing to listen to Indigenous peoples and studying practical solutions to improve the lives of those living in urban, rural and remote areas,” Cathy McLeod said.
“It is important to find ways to remove systemic barriers First Nations, Metis and Inuit people face as they work towards full participation in Canada’s economy, including the resource sector. Indigenous leaders know that this is the key to lifting many out of heart-wrenching poverty,” McLeod concluded.