The newly elected leader of the Conservative Party Erin O’Toole announced his picks for his House Leadership Team today. This slate of MPs will represent the Pfficial Opposition in the House of Commons. They are:
Candice Bergen – Deputy Leader
Richard Martel – Quebec Political Lieutenant
Gérard Deltell – House Leader
Blake Richards – Whip
Karen Vecchio – Deputy House Leader
Alex Ruff – Deputy Whip
Tim Uppal – Caucus-Party Liason
Tom Kmiec – National Caucus Chair
Eric Duncan – QP Coordinator
Bergen’s appointment as deputy leader is overdue. She worked diligently House leader under Rona Ambrose and Andrew Scheer and has great reviews on this work from caucus and staff alike.
Rookie MP Eric Duncan takes on a significant role as QP coordinator but it should come as no surprise as Duncan acted as Guy Lauzon’s executive assistant and Chief of Staff when the former MP was Conservative Caucus Chair. In other words, Duncan has worked on Question Period coordination for some time and brings a wealth of experience to the team.