For Immediate Release
June 2, 2011
OTTAWA – Joyce Murray, Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra, is pleased to accept the role of Critic for Small Business and Tourism, Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Western Economic Diversification (WED), on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada.
“I am honoured to be the Liberal spokesperson and to advance these key policy areas,” said Ms. Murray. “I expressed a keen interest in continuing my work with Canadian business innovation, sustainability, trade and economic development. My new role is a perfect match,” she noted.
Before entering politics, Murray co-founded a reforestation business that has now planted more than one billion trees in five countries. An advocate for job-creating small and medium-size businesses like eco-tourism, she tabled Bill C-606 to protect BC’s north coast communities from the risks associated with a major oil spill.
“Liberal Leader Bob Rae’s appointment recognises my academic background and business expertise, as well as the importance of Asia-Pacific relations and opportunities for Canada’s future” added Murray.
“I am looking forward to working with stakeholders in Vancouver and across the country to help shape innovative policies that support sustainable development, while collaborating with my colleagues to hold the Conservative government to account.”
Office of Joyce Murray