January 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, ON – Matt Jeneroux, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Riverbend, has been named Shadow Minister of Health following a small shadow cabinet shuffle.
“I’m thrilled to take on this role, which comes at a time when Canadians are discussing pivotal changes to our health care system, including amendments to Medical Assistance in Dying and pharmacare,” said Jeneroux.
“I look forward to consulting with Canadians and stakeholders on these issues and working with the government and all parties to ensure Canadians’ best interests are represented.”
Since being elected federally in 2015, Jeneroux has served as the Shadow Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Shadow Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Shadow Minister of Science. In addition to these duties, he hosts an annual event in Ottawa called Father’s Day on the Hill, which raises awareness about men’s mental health, focusing on young men and fathers.
From 2012 to 2015, Jeneroux represented Edmonton-South West in the Alberta Legislature. As an MLA, he introduced Compassionate Care Leave Legislation, the first of its kind in Alberta. This legislation provides a leave of absence for an employee from his/her employer while taking care of a terminally ill loved one.
“The federal health file touches all Canadians and is especially vital as our population ages. I’m looking forward to getting started,” said Jeneroux.