Nater appointed as Shadow Minister for Middle Class Prosperity

Perth-Wellington MP John Nater (Photo provided by Keith Mitchell, Legislative Assistant, Office of John Nater, M.P.)

Perth-Wellington MP John Nater has been appointed the Shadow Minister for Middle Class Prosperity by Conservative Party leader, Erin O’Toole.

Nater’s appointment is part of a cabinet shuffle by the official opposition, announced in a release on February 10th. Nater is succeeding O’Toole, who before becoming leader of the Conservative Party in 2020 held the position of Shadow Minister for Middle Class Prosperity. In the release, it is stated that Nater is looking forward to “hearing from Canadians across the country on ideas and suggestions to secure a comprehensive economic recovery for our
economy.”

In the release, Nater also stated that his number one priority will be his constituents in Perth-Wellington, and that he will continue to voice Perth-Wellington resident’s concerns in Ottawa despite his new Shadow Cabinet responsibilities.

“Now, more than ever, Canadians are worried about their economic future. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen far too many Canadians fall behind” says Nater. “Our economic recovery must be a recovery for all sectors in all regions. I am confident that under Erin O’Toole’s leadership, we will secure our economic recovery and secure the future. Much of the work that I undertook during my time as Shadow Minister for Rural Economic Development will apply to my new responsibilities. In particular, long-term prosperity in our rural communities cannot be achieved without access to reliable, high-speed internet. 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 heard in Ottawa.”