Longueuil, August 31, 2018 – Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil– Charles-LeMoyne, was today appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the new Minister of Seniors, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, by the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. Effective immediately, Ms. Romanado will be responsible for assisting Minister Tassi in her mandate to ensure programs and services are developed that respond to Canada’s aging population while providing Canadian seniors greater security and better quality of life.

As Parliamentary Secretary, Ms. Romanado will be tasked with supporting the Minister of Seniors, who will work in direct collaboration with other Cabinet members to ensure the needs of Canada’s seniors are taken into account in all government initiatives, including the National Housing Strategy and the implementation of a national pharmacare plan. The Member for Longueuil–Charles-LeMoyne will also support the Minister in her work to increase financial security for seniors and to promote healthy aging, as well as in her oversight of specific initiatives like the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

“I am honoured to take on these new responsibilities as Parliamentary Secretary to our government’s first Minister of Seniors,” stated Ms. Romanado. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Honourable Filomena Tassi and her team to help our government respond effectively to the needs of Canada’s seniors and future retirees,” she added.

Since January 2017, Ms. Romanado has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. Elected in 2015, she has been a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence, Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.

“As Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, I had the opportunity to meet extraordinary men and women who have made the choice to wear the uniform and serve our country,” said Ms. Romanado. “The interests of members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families will always be near and dear to my heart, as I too am a member of a military family,” said Ms. Romanado, who has two sons currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Before her election to Parliament, Ms. Romanado worked in the field of higher education. Holding a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a certificate in public relations, she has long been an active volunteer for numerous organizations and causes in the community where she was born and still resides today.

Ms. Romanado is one of 37 parliamentary secretaries appointed or renewed today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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