Stetski named to shadow cabinet

Published by Trevor Crawley, Cranbrook Daily Townsman

While  Wayne Stetski has been busy lately adjusting to his new role as Kootenay-Columbia MP, he has taken on another role within the NDP caucus.

Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair unveiled his shadow cabinet on Thursday, and Stetski was appointed as the critic for National Parks

"Based on my background, my experience and my interests, both personally and professionally, I had National Parks at the top of my list," Stetski said.

"We are the riding that has the most number of national parks than any other riding in Canada. We've got four very large and important parks here in Kootenay-Columbia—Kootenay, Yoho, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier."

Stetski said National Parks were hit hard through cuts to funding and staffing by the Conservative government over the last 10 years.

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