South-Surrey-White Rock MP Dianne Watts has been appointed to Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), and has had her Infrastructure and Communities critic portfolio expanded to include Urban Affairs. Quebec MP Alain Rayes (Richmond — Arthabaska) has been named as Watts’ Associate Critic for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Committee on Public Safety and National Security, particularly with so many important issues facing our country,” said Watts. “As the former mayor of a municipality that has the largest RCMP detachment in the country and Canada’s second largest border crossing, I have dealt with a significant number of public safety and security issues, including gang activity, murder investigations, and cross-border drug and firearm issues. The opportunity to continue this important work on the federal level is something I look forward to.
“In addition, I welcome my expanded Critic Portfolio, and the chance to work alongside my Quebec colleague, Alain Rayes, on infrastructure issues and urban affairs. Together, we will continue working to ensure that the Prime Minister keeps his infrastructure commitments to communities, and focuses on the unique issues facing urban communities across our country.”
The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security will be travelling across Canada from October 17-21 as part of their study on Canada’s National Security Framework. Watts will be travelling with the Committee as part of her new role.
Office of Dianne Watts, MP (South Surrey – White Rock)