Increased Profile for Local "Rookie MP"
The Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester is quickly making a name for herself in Ottawa and the House of Commons hasn’t even opened yet in 2020.
Lenore Zann had a busy first week of 2020 back at the nation’s capital, discussing big issues that affect all Canadians as well as those focused more on Northern Nova Scotian.
The week included the first meeting of the new “Special Committee on Canada-China Relations” where Zann was the only newly elected MP appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). She is one of the six Liberals on the 12 member all-party committee.
Halifax West MP Geoff Regan was nominated by Zann and elected chair of the committee.
Caucus meetings including the Atlantic Caucus, Rural Caucus, National Liberal Caucus and the Women’s Caucus.
The “rookie MP” picked up where her predecessor, Bill Casey, left off. Using contacts across the government, Zann continued to promote funding for the TAAC Revitalization Project in Truro, renewed the effort to maintain the RCMP Operational Communications Centre in Truro along with its central importance and over 70 jobs, and renewed effort to save the Amherst Armouries.
She also took up the call to help the seafood processing plant in Wallace to improve the rules in hiring temporary foreign workers.
Perhaps a highlight of her week, Zann was the unanimous choice as Vice Chair of the Liberal Women’s Caucus. She said “As a rookie MP and new member of the caucus it was a real surprise and honour to be asked by my fellow colleagues from across Canada to take on the role as Vice Chair!” The MP added, “This is an important place for women to have a voice within the Liberal Caucus and as a life-long feminist I have always been someone to speak my mind on women’s issues and concerns and push for women’s concerns to be heard at all levels of government.”
The House of Commons resumes sitting on Monday.
The photo shows MP Lenore Zann (second from the left) as Vice Chair of the Liberal Women's Caucus.
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