Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP Terry Beech has been assigned a high-ranking parliamentary secretary position within the new minority government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday (Dec. 3) that Beech would serve as parl-sec to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland.
Although not within cabinet, the role puts Beech in a leadership and support position in the highest-profile government department.
On their to-do list, according to a release: “to tackle the rising cost of living, to take action on housing affordability and child care.”
“Since we first took office, our government has been focused on improving affordability and the cost of living. Prior to the pandemic, our government brought both the unemployment rate and poverty rate in Canada to their lowest levels in history,” Beech said in the release. “As we continue our recovery from COVID-19, I look forward to working alongside the Honourable Chrystia Freeland as we build upon our position of fiscal strength and continue to shape an economy that works for all Canadians.”
Beech has served as a parliamentary secretary to five ministers since he was first elected in 2015, including most recently in the departments of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.