MP Scott Armstrong appointed chair of Tory Atlantic caucus
Conservative Scott Armstrong and his partner Tammy Stewart arrive to meet supporters after winning the federal byelection in the riding of Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley in Truro, N.S. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:34AM EDT
AMHERST, N.S. -- Nova Scotia MP Scott Armstrong has been named chairman of the federal Conservative Atlantic caucus.
The MP for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley issued a statement today saying Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the appointment official during a visit to Nova Scotia late last week.
The Atlantic caucus has 14 members.
Armstrong is replacing New Brunswick MP Mike Allen.
The duties of the caucus chairman include advancing concerns of Atlantic Canadians and setting the agenda at weekly caucus meetings.