Nater Appointed to Shadow Cabinet

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON — Earlier today, the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives announced the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet for the new Parliament. Perth—Wellington Member of Parliament, John Nater will now serve as Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage.

“I am honoured to be asked to serve in this exciting role at such a pivotal time,” said Nater. “The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic remains a major priority.  The arts, culture, and tourism sectors were among the hardest hit and will be the slowest to recover.”

In the weeks and months to come, Nater is eager to engage with industry leaders both locally and nationally.

Perth—Wellington is the home of nationally and internationally renowned arts and culture organizations, including the Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment, Stratford Summer Music, and SpringWorks, as well as the many outstanding and prominent heritage organizations which include the Stratford Perth Museum, the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum, the St. Marys Museum, and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

“I look forward to leveraging the success and expertise we see locally to find solutions and proposals at the national level” said Nater.

Nater concluded by stating: “As always, my number one priority will be the residents of Perth—Wellington. The Shadow Cabinet responsibilities, which I am honoured to undertake, will not distract from my efforts to ensure the concerns of our community are represented in Ottawa.”

The First Session of the 44th Parliament will begin on Monday, November 22, 2021 with the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons.