Sarnia-Lambton’s Member of Parliament is now the Shadow Minister of Health in Opposition after being appointed by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on Wednesday.
Marilyn Gladu had previously served as Science Critic under interim-leader Rona Ambrose.
“I’m honoured to play a leading role in our Shadow Cabinet, and look forward to working in a cooperative, productive manner with my counterparts on the critical issues facing our Canadian Healthcare system,” said Gladu.
She credits her advocacy on issues important to health, including her sponsorship of a Private Member’s Bill—C-277—that has received unanimous support in the House of Commons.
Gladu also says she has continued to support mental health issues and to work on the opioid crisis.
“Holding the government to account on this important file, as well as working in partnership with the provincial, territorial and indigenous bodies will be a priority going forward,” Gladu added.
Gladu said she looks forward to meeting with health stakeholders and will be shepherding the Private Member’s Bill on Palliative Care through its final stage of review in the Senate of Canada.