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MP Strahl Elected Vice Chair of the Canada-U.S. Economic Relations Committee

CHILLIWACK – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope was given additional responsibilities in Parliament on Tuesday. MP Strahl was elected Vice Chair of the newly created Special House of Commons committee on Canada-U.S. economic relations.

In addition to his primary responsibilities as Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope, MP Strahl also serves as the Official Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Labour and Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Conservative Shadow Cabinet.

Canada’s Conservatives secured the creation of a special House of Commons committee devoted to Canada-U.S. economic relations with the support of all parties.

“The mandate of my new role as Vice Chair of the Canada-U.S. economic relations committee is to help advance one of most important pillars of our recovery, the economic relationship between Canada and the United States,” stated MP Strahl.

“The Canada-U.S. economic relations committee held it’s first meeting yesterday,” continued MP Strahl. “Conservatives are working to get answers for Canadians about the Trudeau Liberals’ failures to address ‘Buy American’ procurement rules, the economic impacts of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat of the Line 5 pipeline cancellation on both our countries, and other important issues like tariffs, energy security, and the environment.”

“Too many Canadians have been left behind – with skilled job losses from the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and potentially more good-paying union job losses to come if Line 5 is cancelled. Conservatives are focused on the importance of these projects to our energy security and to the thousands of Canadians across Canada who depend on them to provide for their families.”

“At a time when both our countries need to be focused on getting people back to work and restoring our ways of life post-COVID-19, we must begin planning to reopen and rebuild our economy.”

“The creation of this committee is one of the tools Canada’s Conservatives are using to secure our recovery and help get Canadians back to work,” concluded MP Strahl.