Zimmer Takes on Asia-Pacific Gateway Portfolio
Prince George, B.C. – Bob Zimmer’s busy schedule just got a little busier.
Interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose has appointed the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP critic for Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative.
This to go along with his current duties which include deputy critic for Families, Children and Social Development as well as his role as vice-chair for the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee.
Just this week he was also named to the Conservative’s Softwood Lumber Taskforce with neighbouring MP Todd Doherty.
“Well there’s an old saying – if you want something done give it to a busy person,” says Zimmer. “And I guess that’s what they had in mind.”
He calls his new Asia-Pacific Gateway critic role “an awesome opportunity.”
“Asia-Pacific Gateway is something I’ve always been watching closely. It affects of course Prince George and really all of Canada but especially Prince George and to now be the lead critic is just an honour.”
What kinds of issues will he be examining?
“We’re talking about overall infrastructure for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. So it involves a bunch of different infrastructure projects to get our products to port. Especially through Prince Rupert and the west coast.”