Mark Strahl was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources by the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Official Opposition and Interim Leader of the Party on September 15, 2016.
An integral part of his role is keeping the Liberal government accountable on files pertaining to Canada’s energy, forest, minerals and metals, so that the Canadian economy and Canadian workers can benefit from the responsible development of our natural resources.
“This is a critical time for our natural resource sectors. Over 110,000 energy workers have lost their jobs, not only in Alberta, but right across the country including in Chilliwack and Hope. We’ll be asking this government where their plan is to help them get back to work. Canada is blessed with abundant natural resources that the world wants and needs, and the jobs in these sectors are well-paying, family supporting jobs. We need to support the workers that earn their living in the natural resource sector. So far, this Liberal government has simply failed to stand up for them"
He is reaching out to local and national stakeholders to learn about their concerns regarding the Department of Natural Resources (NRCAN) and will take those concerns to the House of Commons on their behalf.