MP Stewart gets Canadian Heritage nod
Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart has been appointed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
The New Democrat was given the post by federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, leader of the Official Opposition.
The committee has the power to review and report on policies, programs and expenditures related to culture, the arts, heritage, official languages, and citizenship as well as Aboriginal, youth and sport initiatives.
“I am very excited about this new responsibility and bringing a Western Canadian perspective to the committee’s mandate,” said Stewart in a press release. “I look forward to meeting with community leaders in Burnaby and Western Canada and hearing their views on how to strengthen Canada through cultural programs and initiatives.”