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Official Opposition Appoints Critics to Hold Government Accountable

Updated: May 11, 2023

The Liberal Official Opposition has announced their critic roles to hold the government accountable and ensure the best interests of Islanders are served.

“Our caucus is committed to providing strong opposition, and we take this role very seriously," said Hal Perry, Leader of the Official Opposition.

“Our designated critics will play an essential role in holding the government accountable, promoting our alternative policy agenda and providing everyday Islanders with a voice in the Legislature.”

The move is part of the party’s ongoing efforts to provide effective opposition and hold the government responsible, while also providing strong policy recommendations to benefit people across the Island. The Liberal Opposition includes a group of highly competent and experienced MLAs who will be responsible for monitoring and scrutinizing specific portfolios and areas of government.

The new Liberal critics are as follows:

  • Hal Perry, Member for Tignish – Palmer Road, will serve as the Critic for Health, Finance, Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Transportation and Infrastructure, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Communities.

  • Robert Henderson, Member for O’Leary - Inverness, will serve as the Critic for Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population, Agriculture, Justice and Public Safety and Indigenous Affairs.

  • Gordon McNeilly, Member for Charlottetown – West Royalty, will serve as the Critic for Wellness, Mental Health and Addictions, Education and Early Learning, Housing and Land, Social Development and Seniors, Status of Women, Acadian and Francophone Affairs and Diversity.

"I am confident that our critics will provide insightful and rigorous scrutiny of the government's policies and actions," said Perry. "By appointing these experienced legislative critics, we are ensuring that the concerns of Islanders are being heard in the Legislature and addressed by the government."

"We are committed to being a strong voice for Islanders and working to address the issues that matter most to them."


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