NDP Names Cheryl Hardcastle critic for Sport and Persons with Disabilities

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair announced the shadow cabinet for Canada’s progressive opposition today. Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor–Tecumseh) was named critic for Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Hardcastle has spent the majority of her career in the fields of journalism and city politics, most recently serving as Deputy Mayor of Tecumseh. She has organized minor sports programs and tournaments, serving as director of the Tecumseh Baseball Club and president of Sun Parlour Female Hockey Association.

Sport Matters Group welcomes  Ms. Hardcastle to the sport critic portfolio, and we look forward to working with her on behalf of the sport, physical activity and recreation sector. We also wisht to thank outgoing critic Matthew Dube for his work and dedication to the sector.

Related Critics Also Named

Other key critics (related to our sector) named by the NDP include the following:

  • Richard Cannings (South Okanagan–West Kootenay) – Post-Secondary Education, Deputy Natural Resources
  • Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette–Témiscouata–Les Basques) – Finance
  • Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) – Health
  • Fin Donnelly (Port Moody–Coquitlam) – Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard
  • Matthew Dubé (Beloeil–Chambly) – Infrastructure and Communities, Deputy House Leader
  • Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor–Tecumseh) – Sport and Persons with Disabilities
  • Gord Johns (Courtenay–Alberni) – Small Business and Tourism
  • Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo–Ladysmith) – Status of Women
  • Irene Mathyssen (London–Fanshawe) – Veterans Affairs, Deputy Whip
  • Pierre Nantel (Longueuil–Saint-Hubert) – Canadian Heritage
  • Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry–Suroît) – Youth
  • Murray Rankin (Victoria) – Justice and Attorney general
  • Wayne Stetski (Kootenay–Columbia) – National Parks