Ottawa South MP David McGuinty has a new role within the Liberal Party caucus in the House of Commons. He’s now the critic for science and technology (picking that up from Grit leadership contender Marc Garneau) as well as the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. That’s because McGuinty had to apologize and resign as natural resources critic for his “go back to Alberta” attack on Conservative MPs last November, accusing them of not taking a national approach on energy issues. Here’s what he said:
“They are national legislators with a national responsibility, but they come across as very, very small-p provincial individuals,” he said. “They really should go back to Alberta and run either for municipal council in a city that’s deeply affected by the oilsands business or go run for the Alberta legislature.”
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So, who takes over as natural resources critic for the Grits? That would be Ted Hsu, a rookie MP from Kingston, Ont.