Sean Eckford, coastreporter.net
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West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones has been named a Parliamentary Secretary, a promotion widely seen as a stepping stone to a cabinet portfolio.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Goldsmith-Jones as Parliament Secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion just before MPs returned to the House of Commons last week. She becomes one of 35 Liberal MPs who will work with ministers on various aspects of their portfolios.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Dion said, “as a former Mayor of West Vancouver and acknowledged environmental champion, Ms. Goldsmith-Jones’ experience will be vital as we work hand-in-hand to deliver on my full mandate, particularly the challenge of revitalizing Canada’s public diplomacy and stakeholder engagement, and working alongside the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.” ...