Cathy McLeod has a familiar shadow cabinet role under new Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.
The four-term Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP has been appointed shadow minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations. The minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations is Toronto-St. Paul’s MP Carolyn Bennett.
McLeod was previously shadow minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations from October 2015 to 2017 under interim leader Rona Ambrose and from 2017 to 2019 under previous leader Andrew Scheer.
“In the past, I appreciated the support and guidance from many chiefs and Indigenous leaders from across Canada,” McLeod said in a statement. “We worked together to both hold the Liberals to account, as well as advocate for important improvements to legislation such as child welfare.”
McLeod backed O’Toole in the recent leadership race/
““During the leadership race, Mr. O’Toole presented a strong approach to reconciliation, with plans to focus on Indigenous economic potential along with collaboration and partnership with communities,” McLeod said.