Hudak hands deputy leader job to former rival

New Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is giving one of hisleadership rivals a plum job in the Opposition shadow cabinet.

New Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is giving one of his leadership rivals a plum job in the Opposition shadow cabinet.

Christine Elliott, who finished third at the Tories' June leadership convention, will become deputy PC leader and health critic.

Norm Miller, son of former premier Frank Miller, will take on the key role of finance critic as well as the job of chief whip, while Peter Shurman will be critic for economic development and trade.

Lisa Macleod will be the revenue critic, leading the Opposition’s attack against the harmonized sales tax that takes effect next July.

Veteran Bob Runciman, who acted as interim leader after John Tory resigned in March until Hudak’s election, will be the party’s new house leader.

Hudak wants the Conservatives to focus their attacks on the Liberal’s economic policies, and the party leader will take on the job of chair of the legislature’s committee on spending estimates.

“We need a government that gets the fundamentals right and lay the foundations for a sustainable private sector job creation plan to bring jobs back to this province,” Hudak said in a release.

 
 
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