Popham back to agriculture, food position

Saanich South MLA Lana Popham has been re-assigned as the NDP’s provincial opposition critic for the minister of agriculture and food.

Saanich South MLA Lana Popham has been re-assigned as the NDP’s provincial opposition critic for the minister of agriculture and food.

It was one of many moves in the NDP’s cabinet shuffle under John Horgan last week.

Popham swaps her recent role as the official opposition and critic for small business, tourism, arts and culture with Powell River–Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons. It’s a return to agriculture and food for Popham, who acted as a critic with the ministry following her 2009 election.

The co-owner of the organic Barking Dog Organic Vineyard, with husband Jon Popham, was a proponent of the Buy B.C. initiative during her previous run as the food critic.

Locally, Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming continues as the education critic, while Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Carole James replaces Mike Farnworth as the NDP’s new finance critic.

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

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