The Canadian Press

2006-02-06 | Harper Cabinet Emerson

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Former Liberal David Emerson said he was happy with his new portfolio in the Conservative cabinet. Emerson, who was industry minister in the Paul Martin government, was named February 6th to the Stephen Harper Tory cabinet as international trade minister. Emerson said his constituents would be served better by him sitting in cabinet instead of the Opposition benches. (Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he approached Emerson to help put a Vancouver representative in cabinet after the Tories were shut out of the city in the last election.)

Date: 2006-02-06
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

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