News | 07/23/2004 4:00 am EDT
David Emerson was appointed as minister of Industry in prime minister Paul Martin’s Cabinet announced July 20. Liza Frulla was named minister of Canadian Heritage and minister responsible for the Status of Women. Jerry Pickard was named Parliamentary secretary to the minister of industry and Sarmite Bulte was named Parliamentary secretary to Frulla. Emerson has been named to the following Cabinet committees: Treasury Board (mandates the government’s financial, personnel and administrative responsibilities), Expenditure Review Subcommittee of the Treasury Board (reviews all programs and areas of cross-cutting interest and makes recommendations to the Treasury Board on funding decisions and reallocations), Domestic Affairs (considers, in an integrated manner, social, economic and environmental policy issues), and Canada-U.S. (ensures an integrated, government-wide approach to Canada-U.S. relations). Frulla is on the two Parliamentary committees: Operations (provides day-to-day coordination of the implementation of the government’s agenda, including policy, House planning, urgent issues and communications) and Domestic Affairs. The NDP has named writer, broadcaster and musician Charlie Angus as Heritage critic, and Brian Masse to the Industry, Science and Technology position in its shadow Cabinet. The Tories have named Bev Oda as their Heritage critic, and James Rajotte as Industry critic. The Bloc Québecois has not yet named its shadow Cabinet.