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MP Julian promoted

Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian -
Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian
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Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian was promoted to Opposition house leader Thursday.

The announcement by federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair came a day after Conservative MP Joe Oliver was named Canada's new finance minister.

Chris Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) will take over Julian's former portfolio as energy and natural resources critic.

Former house leader Nathan Cullen takes on the finance critic's post, previously held by Peggy Nash, who takes the industry portfolio.

The shuffle also took into account Olivia Chow's departure to run for mayor of Toronto. Her transport critic role will be taken up by Hoang Mai (Brossard-La Prairie).

“Stephen Harper’s failure to use his cabinet shuffle to change his government’s approach and image is in sharp contrast with the depth and quality of the NDP caucus, as our MPs take on new roles,” said Mulcair in a press release.

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