Former Cabinet Minister and local MP Kevin Sorenson is not in the new Conservative Shadow Cabinet.

Instead, Sorenson was offered, and accepted, to continue on as Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Public Accounts is a committee which oversees government spending in Ottawa.

"She asked me about Public Accounts and I'm glad she did because I have really grown to enjoy it," explained Sorenson.

"We know that this government is spending major dollars. Initially, the Prime Minister said that we will come back to balanced budgets before 2019. Now, they're predicting 2055. He has no intentions of coming back to balanced budgets and that saddles the next generation with huge amounts of debt," continued Sorenson.

Sorenson has been busy this summer, talking to constituents about issues that are most important to them. Sorenson said his agenda issues for the next Parliament include the Trudeau government's new proposal to change small business taxes, the on-going NAFTA negotiations and the $10.5 million payment to Omar Khadr.

"Trudeau this summer has had far too much freedom. He's just gone around and he hasn't been held to account by the national media and I think it's up to us to do that."

Parliament resumes on September 18.

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