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John Barlow only southern Alberta MP to make Conservatives Shadow Cabinet

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OTTAWA, ON – Only one southern Alberta Member of Parliament has made the federal Conservative’s shadow cabinet.

Leader Erin O’Toole made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

Longtime Foothills MP John Barlow is the Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food, and Food Security.

Lethbridge’s Rachael Harder did not make the list, neither did MP’s Glen Motz or Martin Shields.

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The Conservatives says this shadow cabinet will be tasked with “holding the radical Liberal-NDP coalition to account.”

O’Toole maintains this new federal government will be a disaster for the Canadian economy, raising taxes on the middle class and putting jobs at risk.

You can read the full list of those Conservative MP’s in the Shadow Cabinet here.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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