Barlow is taking on the Shadow Ministry of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

"I just got the call from Andrew last night," said Barlow. "He asked me if I would make the move over and some of the reasons why. I am excited about the opportunity and when you have the trust of the leader of the party to take on a role like this it is great.

The portfolio is not completely new, he worked on it for a year after the 2015 election.

"It is not totally new, things are always changing and now to have the lead role in for workforce, labour and employment is going to be a steep learning curve but I am looking forward to it."

He says he will push the Liberal Government to make sure Canada's workforce is competitive and ready to prosper in the next generation economy.

"Obviously there are a lot of substantial issues that we need to address, NAFTA being one and the cancellation of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion or the delay on the court decision all of these issues are continuing to build up."

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer made several changes to the shadow cabinet heading into fall, but has not announced the new Shadow Ag Minister yet.


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