HOLLAND LANDING, ONTARIO - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe has been appointed the Critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet. The Heritage portfolio deals with the many elements that contribute to the Canadian identity.
"The Conservative Party has made deepening the appreciation of our history and the values that have built this country an important priority," said Van Loan. "I look forward to carrying out this important responsibility in the run-up to Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017."
In addition to the traditional elements of the Heritage portfolio, Peter Van Loan will also have responsibility for National Historic Sites, including those managed by Parks Canada.