New federal appointments for Oakville-North Burlington MP, Milton MP
Published September 20, 2023 at 11:37 am
Local parliament members Pam Damoff and Adam van Koeverden have been given new roles with the federal government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new team of parliamentary secretaries Tuesday (Sept. 19), and both the Oakville-North Burlington MP and Milton MP were given new appointments and an additional $18,800 in salary.
Damoff was named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs) and van Koeverden is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change & Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Sport and Physical Activity.
Congratulations to Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff and Milton MP Adam van Koeverden on their new parliamentary secretary appointments. MP Damoff is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs) & MP van Koeverden is the Parliamentary… pic.twitter.com/HjMQs5qXOU
— Marianne Meed Ward (@MariannMeedWard) September 19, 2023
The role of a parliamentary secretary is to assist ministers with House of Commons business and department-related duties. Parliamentary secretaries may table documents or answer questions on a minister’s behalf.
They are not members of Cabinet and don’t play a formal role in the decision making in Cabinet.
Damoff was first elected as the MP for Oakville North—Burlington in 2015, while van Koeverden was first elected to represent Milton in 2019.inhalton's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising