Shadow shuffle

by Aaron Wherry

As noted from the outset of the race, any NDP MP seeking the leadership must give up his or her critic portfolio. The resulting shuffle to date goes as follows:

Helene Laverdiere has replaced Paul Dewar on foreign affairs, Claude Gravelle has replaced Romeo Saganash on natural resources and Joe Comartin replaces Thomas Mulcair as House leader. Jack Harris then takes Mr. Comartin’s spot on Justice and David Christopherson takes Mr. Harris’ spot at Defence.

Matters will get still more complicated if Peggy Nash and Robert Chisholm both enter the race, forcing the NDP to name new critics for finance and international trade.

Shadow shuffle

  1. Congrats to Comartin on the House Leader gig.  Disappointed he’s leaving his Justice Critic portfolio though.  He made more sense than anyone in the House on most of those issues.

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