Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan, Garnet Genuis, has taken on a new roll in Ottawa.
 
Genuis was moved from his post after newly-elected leader of the Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer, shuffled his shadow cabinet.
 
"I am grateful for this promotion and for the opportunity to continue to champion human rights in the context of this new broader role, while also working on the full range of other foreign policy issues," Genuis said.
 
He previously served as Deputy Critic for Human Rights and Religious Freedom. Now, he's the Deputy Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, serving with shadow minister Erin O'Toole.
 
"In the midst of a changing world, with new emerging security and economic threats, a strong and principled foreign policy that advances our values and our interests is needed now more than ever. Our Shadow Cabinet will hold the government to account on these issues, and also champion a positive alternative to the approach of the current government."
 
He added his new role will allow better opportunities to champion the Heartland's cause and urge the Trudeau government to respect Alberta's industrial goals.
 
Genuis serves as vice-chairman of the Canada-Tibet Interparliamentary Friendship Group and co-chairman of the Canada-Holy See Interparliamentary Friendship Group. He'll also now be serving as a member of the Foreign Affairs and International Development committee.

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