One of two MLAs for Kamloops has a new shadow cabinet role within the Opposition B.C. Liberals.
Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar, formerly the environment critic, is now labour critic as he will be focused on Labour Minister Harry Bains.
Shuswap MLA Greg Kylo, who is the party’s deputy whip, will take over the environment critic role.
Milobar’s shuffle was one of 16 changes made by leader Andrew Wilkinson as murmurs persist about a possible fall election.
Kamloops’ other MLA — Todd Stone in Kamloops-South Thompson retains his role as critic for municipal affairs and housing, a ministry presided over by Minister Selina Robinson.
"We will continue to ask the government to make decisions that get relief to businesses and promote safe, healthy and fair working conditions,” Millobar said in a statement, referencing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll continue to advocate every day for the people here in Kamloops-North Thompson, on top of holding this government to account for their lack of action on providing businesses with the resources they need to help workers."
B.C. Liberal Party Official Opposition critics:
Leader of the Official Opposition: Andrew Wilkinson
Advanced Education, Skills and Training: John Martin*
Agriculture and Food Security: Ian Paton
Agri-Tourism: Dan Ashton*
Arts and Culture: John Yap*
Attorney-General: Mike de Jong*
BC Hydro: Jordan Sturdy*
Children and Family Development: Joan Isaacs*
Citizens’ Services: Marvin Hunt*
Education: Dan Davies
Economic Development, Competitiveness, Trade and Technology: Jas Johal*
Regional Economic Development and Small Business: Jackie Tegart*
Emergency Preparedness: Coralee Oakes*
Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources: Tom Shypitka
Environment and Parks: Greg Kyllo*
Finance: Shirley Bond
Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: John Rustad
Health, Long-Term Care and Seniors: Norm Letnick
ICBC: Stephanie Cadieux*
Indigenous Relations: Michael Lee and Doug Clovechok*
Labour: Peter Milobar*
LNG, Resource Opportunities and Responsible Development: Ellis Ross
Mental Health, Addictions and Community Wellness: Jane Thornthwaite
Multiculturalism: Teresa Wat
Municipal Affairs and Housing: Todd Stone
Public Safety and Solicitor General: Mike Morris
Social Development and Poverty Reduction: Sam Sullivan*
Tourism, Hospitality and Sport: Michelle Stilwell
Transportation and Infrastructure: Mike Bernier and Laurie Throness*
House Leader: Mary Polak
Whip: Eric Foster
Deputy Whip: Greg Kyllo
Caucus Chair: Jackie Tegart
Assistant Deputy Speaker: Simon Gibson
Not seeking re-election: Donna Barnett, Rich Coleman, Linda Larson, Linda Reid, Ralph Sultan and Steve Thomson.
* Indicates new critic role