Nfld. & Labrador

Jack Harris named NDP foreign affairs critic

The St. John's East MP will also take on the critic role for ACOA, public safety and emergency preparedness.

St. John's East MP also takes on ACOA, public safety and emergency preparedness

St. John's East NDP MP Jack Harris will play a big role within the party in the House of Commons. (CBC)

St. John's East NDP MP Jack Harris has been given a key critic role as the House of Commons prepares to open next week.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced his shadow cabinet Thursday, giving Harris the critic role for foreign affairs, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, public safety and emergency preparedness.

Singh has assigned himself two portfolios that are expected to loom large in the upcoming Parliamentary session: intergovernmental affairs and Indigenous issues.

Harris, the only non-Liberal MP in Newfoundland and Labrador, won his way back to Ottawa by defeating incumbent Nick Whalen, who had won the seat from Harris in the 2015 election.

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