Nanaimo MP named critic for Status of Women in NDP shadow cabinet

NANAIMO – Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, has been named critic for the Status of Women in the federal NDP's shadow cabinet.

Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo-Ladysmith member of parliament, has been named critic for the Status of Women, in the federal NDP’s shadow cabinet, the party announced today.

Malcolmson’s duties will include advocating for NDP priorities in relation to the Status of Women file, including a missing women inquiry, ending violence against women and affordable childcare.

Malcolmson said a lot of work has been done in the riding to advance female rights, but there is still work to be done locally and nationally.

“A clear priority is to take meaningful and significant action to address the violence being faced by our sisters, mothers and daughters, beginning with ensuring that no woman or child in need is turned away from a women’s shelter,” Malcolmson said in a press release.

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