West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast MP John Reynolds has been moved from the immigration portfolio in the Reform Party’s shadow cabinet to fisheries and oceans.
Reynolds says he looks forward to the challenges as chief critic responsible for fisheries and oceans.
"The neglect and lack of leadership that hastened the demise of the East Coat stock cannot be allowed to happen on the West Coast," Reynolds said in a release. "The West Coast awaits announcement of the coho management plan and a resolution to the Pacific Salmon Treaty. So far the federal government has had little success in cementing a deal with the United States and seems to have lost track of the urgency of this situation."
Reynolds is a former minister of environment in the Social Credit government of Bill Bennett.
Reynolds takes over the fisheries critic position from Vancouver Island North MP John Duncan at a time when the Liberal government is about to launch major fishing strategies and financial aid programs on both coasts.
Reform leader Preston Manning announced a number of changes in his shadow cabinet this week as the party takes steps to build its image in central Canada and attempts to become more than just a Western party.