Arnold named to Conservative shadow cabinet

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP focused on fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Mel Arnold is the Conservative deputy critic for fisheries and oceans.

Mel Arnold is the Conservative deputy critic for fisheries and oceans.

North Okanagan-Shuswap’s MP has been handed official duties.

Mel Arnold has been named deputy critic for fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in the Conservative shadow cabinet.

“I look forward to my new role and being an effective member of such a dynamic team,” said Arnold.

Rona Ambrose, Conservative interim leader, unveiled her cabinet critics Friday.

“I believe the team we have assembled will be the strongest official opposition this country has ever seen,” said Ambrose.

“I am proud to lead this team of talented and respected individuals from across Canada. Together, we will ask the government the tough questions and hold them to account.”