Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock MP Jamie Schmale appointed Conservative shadow minister

Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock MP Jamie Schmale has once again been appointed a member of the Conservative Party's shadow cabinet and it's a new role.

Schmale, who was re-elected in the Oct. 21 federal election, was named the party’s shadow minister for Crown-Indigenous relations.

“It is an honor to have been named the Shadow Minster for Crown-Indigenous Relations,” Schmale said in a media release. “The goal is to reflect the growing strength of the Conservative team and our commitment to work for Canadians from coast to coast.”

Schmale’s appointment was announced as part of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s shadow cabinet on Friday.

Schmale’s focus will be ensuring the federal Liberal government remains accountable to improving relations between Ottawa and Canada’s Indigenous communities.

“I believe that it is time to work together create a positive future for Indigenous youth, including increasing economic and education opportunities. We must support those who are affected by their relationship with the Crown, and work to bring forward policies that make real and measurable improvements in the lives of Indigenous Peoples of Canada,” said Schmale.

Schmale previously served as the Conservatives’ shadow minister for Northern Ontario and deputy shadow minister for natural resources.