Michael Barrett has a new boss this week, and he says he’s excited.
“Congratulations to Pierre Poilievre on his incredible victory in the Conservative Party of Canada leadership,” says Barrett, the MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “Both he and Ana [his wife] have shown their dedication to this great country and it’s great people.”
Barrett, who has represented our riding since winning a 2018 by-election, was named Shadow Health Minister for the Conservative Shadow Cabinet in February.
Barrett supported Poilievre throughout his campaign, publicly endorsing him on social media multiple times.
Poilievre was officially elected as party leader and leader of the Official Opposition Saturday, replacing interim leader and Manitoba MP Candice Bergen.