For Immediate Release
MEDICINE HAT, AB – Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, was named the deputy shadow minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness under Conservative leader Andrew Scheers’ Official Opposition. In this new position, MP Motz will work with Shadow Minister Pierre Paul-Hus, the Quebec MP for Charlesbourg – Haute Saint Charles.
“I am honoured to be called upon by our leader, Andrew Scheer to serve my constituents and all Canadians in this capacity. I will use this opportunity to be an experienced, common sense voice in keeping Canadians safe – government’s most important role.”
The appointment designates MP Motz as a member of The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, responsible for reviewing legislation policies, programs and expenditure plans of government departments and agencies accountable for public safety and national security, policing and law enforcement, corrections and conditional release of federal offenders, emergency management, crime prevention and the protection of Canada’s borders.
Elected in October 2016, Motz is a 35-year veteran of the Medicine Hat Police Service. Prior to his retirement in 2015, he served for a number of years as a department representative on the City of Medicine Hat’s Municipal Emergency Management team. This group was tasked with developing a comprehensive strategy to plan for emergencies of scale (disasters), respond to disasters and manage a recovery phase.
A recipient of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, presented by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada in May 2013, Motz was recognized for his leadership, exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development. A police inspector at that time, he was the first Medicine Hat Police Service member to receive this prestigious distinction.
As a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee recipient, Motz was recognized for his contribution to numerous community initiatives and volunteerism, including the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society, Housing First Steering Committee and the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society.
MP Motz is looking forward to drawing upon his experience in working towards ensuring Canada remains a safe and desirable country for its residents.
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For further information contact:
Chief of Staff
Office of Glen Motz, MP