Onanole, MB – Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, was appointed today the Official Opposition Critic for Wildlife Conservation and Parks Canada by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P., Interim Leader of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada.
“I am pleased to take on this role on behalf of Canadians,” said Sopuck. “Holding the government to account on how it manages and conserves our wildlife resources with the provinces is something I have had a lifelong commitment to and look forward to continuing as an opposition critic.”
Robert Sopuck is a fisheries biologist and has served as an advisor on environment and sustainable development to the Manitoba government. Graduating from Cornell University with a Master of Science degree he has worked for both provincial and federal governments conducting fisheries research and as an environmental programs director in the forestry and oil sector. Before being elected in 2010 Robert wrote the outdoors column for the Winnipeg Free Press.
“Canada’s National Parks are treasures that can bring conservation benefits for our wildlife; leisure for Canadians; and economic benefits for rural regions,” stated Sopuck, “The Conservative government vastly increased the footprint of our National Parks system over the past nine years and I look forward to ensuring the current government maintains our park infrastructure and the benefits it provides our wildlife and communities in an environmentally sustainable manner.”