Local politician named opposition trade critic

A local politician has been selected by the Conservatives to serve as the party’s international trade critic.

Niagara West MP Dean Allison believes his extensive background as a businessman is likely what set him apart.

With so much on the line as NAFTA talks resume tomorrow, Allison acknowledges there is a lot at stake here in the Niagara region with items like wine, agriculture, and supply management being key components of those discussions.

Meanwhile, the Conservative party has confirmed Niagara Falls MP Rob Nicholson will continue on as justice critic.