London West M.P. appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Science
January 27, 2017 (London, ON) – Yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of 34 Parliamentary Secretaries who will work with their respective cabinet ministers to deliver real results for Canadians.
London West M.P. Kate Young, who previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Science by Prime Minister Trudeau. The full list of Parliamentary Secretaries appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau is available at www.pm.gc.ca.
“I was very pleased when the Prime Minister asked me to take on this exciting new role. We all know that science is integral for innovation and discovery, and I cannot wait to work with the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, in this important portfolio.
I am proud to be part of a government that believes in Science and allows scientists to speak freely about their work. Supporting scientists, ensuring government science is fully available to the public, and making evidence-based decisions are priorities for our government, and these were key commitments we made when I ran for office in 2015.
London’s strong science and research community is second to none, and I look forward to actively showcasing and supporting their work in my new role. I am also hoping to encourage more young women to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to help reinvigorate Science in Canada.”
I also want to thank the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, for his support and leadership during my tenure as his Parliamentary Secretary.”
- Kate Young M.P. London West
Kate Young is a Liberal Member of Parliament for London West and was first elected in October 2015. She has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport since December 2, 2015.
For further information contact:
Devin Munro, Executive Assistant to Kate Young
Kate.Young.C1@parl.gc.ca | 519-473-5955