Foothills MP John Barlow is looking forward to getting back to work in Ottawa this fall.

After a shuffle of the shadow cabinet by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Barlow is tackling the shadow ministry of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour this fall.

Barlow is concerned about Canada reporting 51,000 job losses recently, which he says is a direct result of failed Liberal policies.

"My job will be to hold them to account on that," said Barlow. "Certainly we felt it in Alberta with the job losses in the energy sector. Now the job losses as a result of the Trans Mountain pipeline delay. All of these things are adding up."

Barlow adds the Liberal Government needs to understand there are consequences to their decisions or lack there-of.

One thing he is excited about is the energy in the Conservative party coming out of the convention they just had.

"We certainly have the momentum on our side. Andrew Scheer has done such an incredible job keeping the team united, focused and it was kind-of buoyed by that byelection win in Quebec a couple of months ago. I am really excited to get back in session."

Barlow says there are a lot of serious issues facing Alberta, and all of Canada, including NAFTA and the delay in the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

"It is showing the inability of the Trudeau Liberals to get anything done. I am hearing more and more from, certainly my constituents, and people across Canada that we cannot afford another Trudeau mandate. It has devastated Canada's economy as we have seen in the last couple of weeks."


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