Liberals Unveil New Shadow Cabinet

Two months after naming their last shadow cabinet, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff today unveiled a revised (and slimmed down) shadow cabinet.  The opposition critics in the two areas with the strongest link to technology issues have changed – the new Liberal opposition critic for Industry, Science and Technology is Mark Garneau (replacing Gerard Kennedy, who moves to Infrastructure, Communities and Cities), while the Liberal opposition critic for Canadian Heritage is Pablo Rodriguez (replacing Hedy Fry, who has been dropped from the ranks of opposition critics).  The Garneau appointment is particularly noteworthy, both for the fact that the Liberals are linking Industry with Science and Technology as well as for Garneau's stated views on the issue (including copyright, which he has acknowledged generated considerable discussion in his riding and has called for broad consultation).

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  1. Will MacGregor says:

    Mr. Garneau
    This is great news. I’m developing a Fair Copyright campaign for the Concordia Student Union, and when Mr Garneau came to the school to campaign, I talked to him about Copyrigth issues. The details seemed to take him by surprise, and he promised to follow up in Government. Now whether he’ll do it or not is another matter, but I think this is a great move for the Liberals.