Jagmeet Singh’s Shadow Cabinet, Ready to Deliver

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the NDP shadow cabinet, highlighting the diversity, energy, and experience of his new caucus members who are ready to deliver for Canadians. Working together, they will keep fighting to protect and create jobs, make life more affordable, and take real and urgent steps fight the climate crisis.

“Canadians want their leaders to take their health care seriously – make it better and cost less with services like pharmacare and dental care; they want their leaders to take the climate crisis seriously – legislate real targets and move toward clean energy; and they want their leaders to take the challenges they and their families face seriously – make life more affordable and protect and create good jobs,� said Singh. “If the government is willing to work with us, my team is ready to deliver for Canadians to help make their lives better and deal with the challenges they face every day.�

Noting that many people across the country have felt ignored by Ottawa, Singh announced that he will take on the critic roles for Intergovernmental Affairs, Indigenous Services, and Crown-Indigenous Relations himself. And, while Justin Trudeau chose to create a whole new ministry to make his government look more in touch with people who aren’t part of the ultra-wealthy and well connected, Singh appointed a Critic for Income Inequality and Affordability to actually deliver for everyday Canadians.

“After five years of trying, the Liberals still can’t say what they think the middle class is. How can they say they’re fighting for people they don’t even understand?� said Singh. “All of us know what income inequality is and we know that when the Liberals choose to work for large corporations and their friends, the inequality gets worse and life gets less affordable for the rest of us.�

Before the last election, Justin Trudeau broke his promise to make every vote count. Last week, he put the final nail in the coffin of that promise by refusing to name a minister responsible for democratic reform. Singh’s Democratic Reform Critic will continue the fight to make sure Canadians get a system that encourages them to vote for what they want instead of out of fear of what they don’t.

“We have an incredible group of people who understand what Canadians are going through because we’ve been there,� said Singh. “While the other parties are focused on themselves and helping their rich and powerful friends, our team is in it for Canadians and we’re committed to making life easier and building a better future for everyone.�

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For a full list of critic roles and responsibilities, see below.

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NDP Caucus Critic responsibilities

Jagmeet Singh


Critic for: Crown-Indigenous Relations • Indigenous Services • Intergovernmental Affairs

Brian Masse

Caucus Chair

Critic for: Digital Government • Great Lakes • Innovation, Science and Industry • Telecommunications

Charlie Angus

Critic for: Ethics • Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario • Income Inequality and Affordability • Indigenous Youth

Deputy Critic for: Labour

Peter Julian

House Leader

Critic for: Finance

Deputy Critic for: Canadian Heritage

Niki Ashton

Critic for: Public Ownership • Transport

Deputy Critic for: Women and Gender Equality

Don Davies

Critic for: Health

Deputy Critic for: Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Carol Hughes

Critic for: Official Languages

Alexandre Boulerice

Deputy Leader

Critic for: Canadian Economic Development for Quebec Regions • Canadian Heritage

Deputy Critic for: Environment and Climate Change • Official Languages

Randall Garrison

Critic for: Defence • Justice • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Daniel Blaikie

Critic for: Democratic Reform • Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion • Export Promotion and International Trade • Western Economic Diversification

Deputy Critic for: Finance

Rachel Blaney


Critic for: Veterans

Richard Cannings

Critic for: Natural Resources

Deputy Critic for: Transport

Scott Duvall

Critic for: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario • Labour • Pensions • Seniors

Deputy Critic for: Veterans

Gord Johns

Critic for: Economic Development • Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard • Small Business • Tourism

Deputy Critic for: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services

Jenny Kwan

Critic for: Housing • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Deputy Critic for: Health

Alistair MacGregor

Critic for: Agriculture • Rural Economic Development

Deputy Critic for: Justice

Taylor Bachrach

Critic for: Infrastructure and Communities

Laurel Collins

Caucus Vice Chair

Critic for: Environment and Climate Change

Deputy Critic for: Infrastructure and Communities

Leah Gazan

Critic for: Families, Children and Social Development

Deputy Critic for: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Matthew Green

Critic for: National Revenue • Public Services and Procurement • Treasury Board

Deputy Critic for: Ethics

Jack Harris

Critic for: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency • Foreign Affairs • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Deputy Critic for: Defence

Lindsay Mathyssen

Deputy Whip

Critic for: Diversity and Inclusion and Youth • Post-Secondary Education • Women and Gender Equality

Deputy Critic for: Export Promotion and International Trade • Small Business

Heather McPherson

Deputy House Leader

Critic for: International Development

Deputy Critic for: Foreign Affairs

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

Critic for: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency • Northern Affairs

Deputy Critic for: Natural Resources

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