FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QUEBEC CITY, QC – Alupa Clarke, Member of Parliament for Beauport – Limoilou, has been given a dual role within the Conservative Caucus in Ottawa: Official Opposition Critic for Official Languages and La Francophonie, and Co-Critic for International Trade.
“It is an honour for me to have been given these new parliamentary duties. I am proud to be a bilingual Canadian, and I believe that I am the person best suited to advocate for official languages issues, especially since I have both French-Canadian and English-Canadian roots. Our country’s linguistic duality and its two founding peoples are among this great federation’s most cherished assets. Canadians can rest assured that I will be closely following these issues, particularly the appointment of the next Commissioner of Official Languages. The Trudeau government must appoint a non-partisan individual worthy of this role.
“International trade is crucial for Canada and I am here to support my colleague Dean Allison, who has been appointed Official Opposition Critic for International Trade. We will work to ensure that the needs of Canadians are not overlooked by the Liberal government in the NAFTA negotiations underway and any other international trade issues. Canadians are a trading people and now more than ever we need access to a variety of global markets. The Conservative Party has an excellent track record when it comes to international trade treaties, and we look forward to bringing our solutions to the House of Commons in order to put Canada back on course and ensure economic growth.”