Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society. Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks in the House of Commons about Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl promoted to Chief Opposition Whip

Strahl says he will work hard to hold Liberal government to account

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl was named Chief Opposition Whip by Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer on Thursday.

Scheer announced the appointment of Strahl along with what he called “a strong, diverse team to lead the Conservative Caucus.”

“I am pleased to be a strong B.C. voice for development and prosperity on Andrew Scheer’s Conservative leadership team,” Strahl said in a press release. “In my new role as chief opposition whip, I will work hard with all my Conservative colleagues to hold this Liberal government to account for Canadian taxpayers and families.”

Scheer’s other appointments announced Thursday included: Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition Lisa Raitt; Quebec Political Lieutenant Alain Rayes; House Leader of the Official Opposition Candice Bergen; and Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition Chris Warkentin.

“The Conservative Party’s top leadership team has roots in every region of Canada, and brings a wealth of experience in the private sector and in public life to their positions,” according to the release. “They will form the core of a strong Conservative Opposition, which already boasts a proven record of holding the government to account.”

“I will work hard with my colleagues in British Columbia to represent our province, and I’m looking forward to running again in 2019 under Andrew Scheer’s leadership to restore fiscal responsibility and keep our communities safe,” Strahl said.