AMHERST – Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong has been given a promotion.
Armstrong has been appointed chairman of the Atlantic Conservative caucus of 14 MPs.
He takes over from New Brunswick MP Mike Allen.
“I am very pleased with the confidence the prime minister has placed in me by appointing me to carry out this important role in our government,” Armstrong said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from our region, to determine the best approach to advance Atlantic Canadian issues for a brighter future.”
The appointment was made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a visit to the riding last week.
Armstrong’s duties include advancing issues of concern to the region, chairing weekly caucus meetings, assisting in setting the agenda for weekly meetings, working with the minister on Atlantic issues and strengthening the voice of Atlantic MPs to national caucus and the House of Commons.
The former educator and administrator was first elected in a 2009 byelection. He was re-elected in May 2011.