OTTAWA – Bonavista-Burin-Trinity Liberal MP Churence Rogers is the new chair for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal caucus in Ottawa.
Rogers took over the role on June 6 and replaces Avalon MP Ken McDonald, who held the position for a year.
“I am thrilled to have been selected by my colleagues to serve in this important role,” Rogers said in a June 12 release.
“I am looking forward to working with my fellow MPs in this new capacity and addressing the important issues for Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Rogers said the province’s fishery, oil and gas sector, tourism industry, seniors’ issues and infrastructure funding are among the key items he hopes to focus on as caucus chair.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal caucus meets weekly while the House of Commons is sitting to discuss issues involving the province. It helps to ensure the MPs understand and know the matters being brought up in each individual region.
The chair coordinates discussion and brings in stakeholders to meet with the caucus when necessary.