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In a surprise move, Prime Minister Stephen Harper selected veteran B.C. politician Chuck Strahl to head up the agriculture portfolio. He will also be the minster responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board. This is the first time in a number of years that one person will be in charge of both positions.
Emerson added he is going to enjoy keeping tabs on Prime Minister-elected Stephen Harper.
"I'm going to be Stephen Harper's worst enemy," he warned. "We're going to stir the pot and you better believe we are going to make a heck of a lot of noise."
Former industry minister David Emerson said his decision to defect from the Liberals and take a cabinet post in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government was made to better serve his constituents.