Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Sam Oosterhoff has become the newest Progressive Conservative member of the Standing Committee on General Government, in a change that took place this week.
“Sam has been an invaluable member of the Ontario PC team since his election a year ago. His energy and commitment will be a welcome addition to the committee as he serves the people of Ontario,” Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown said today.
According to the Standing Orders, the Standing Committee on General Government is "empowered to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, organization or operation of the ministries and offices which are assigned to it as well as the agencies, boards and commissions reporting to such ministries and offices."
“For 14 years the Liberals have made life harder for Ontario families. The people of Ontario are working harder, paying more, and getting less,” he added. “Sam will serve a vital role scrutinizing and debating Liberal legislation, while putting forward real solutions to make life easier for Ontario families.”
Sam will be assuming these additional responsibilities, while remaining the Ontario PC’s Critic for Digital Government, Associate Critic for Research, Innovation, and Science, and while still serving as a member of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.