Economic Development

Opposition slams government for removing regional development cabinet posts

The Liberals are under fire for folding responsibilities into a single minister's portfolio.

Conservative critic Scott Armstrong (centre) says the Liberal government's decision to consolidate cabinet posts for regional economic development agencies into one portfolio has cost MPs access to a minister knowledgeable about local issues. NDP MP Guy Caron (right) says the change is costing these agencies their organizational independence. However, Liberal MP Wayne Easter (left) is downplaying criticism, saying MPs shoulder some responsibility for touting projects within their own ridings. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Jake Wright

By MARCO VIGLIOTTI

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 12:00 AM

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